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be - distributed bug tracking from the command line


be [options] [command] [command_options] [commands_args...]


be allows commandline interaction with the Bugs Everywhere database in a project tree.

To avoid bit-rotted documentation, we do not describe all available commands and options in this manpage. Run be help for accurate documentation. See the Bugs Everywhere Manual ( for more detailed documentation and tutorials.


Print help for be and a list of all available commands.

Run be help for a complete list.


Show general help and a list of all commands.
Show help for the init command.
Initialize a new Bugs Everywhere database.


The Bugs Everywhere uses Bugs Everywhere to track its bugs. You can submit bugs directly using be:

$ be --repo new "The demuxulizer is broken"
Created bug with ID bea/abc
$ be --repo comment bea/abc
<Describe bug>
$ be --repo commit "Reported bug in demuxulizer"

Or send an email to the mailing list at



Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

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