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0000033fileGeneralpublic2018-10-01 18:51
ReporterChai T. Rex Assigned Tochristos  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Platformx86-64, Kaby LakeOSUbuntuOS Version16.04.5
Fixed in Version5.35 
Summary0000033: file --help bug reporting location is outdated
DescriptionAccording to the definition of `help()` in the GitHub repo file/file's `file.c` source code (with relevant lines highlighted at, the location to report bugs given by `file --help` is:

    Report bugs to

That domain is dead and should be updated to the current man page's URL (with relevant lines highlighted at

    Please report bugs and send patches to the bug tracker at
    or the mailing list at
    first to subscribe).
Steps To Reproduce1. View the source code.
2. Notice that `file --help` will produce the wrong bug-reporting URL.
Additional InformationIt may also be good to change the URLs in both the `man` page and `file --help` output to HTTPS instead of HTTP as a simple way to avoid a few security troubles.
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2018-10-01 18:51

manager   ~0000075


Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-08-24 23:32 Chai T. Rex New Issue
2018-10-01 18:50 christos Assigned To => christos
2018-10-01 18:50 christos Status new => assigned
2018-10-01 18:51 christos Status assigned => resolved
2018-10-01 18:51 christos Resolution open => fixed
2018-10-01 18:51 christos Fixed in Version => 5.35
2018-10-01 18:51 christos Note Added: 0000075