error::reporting - Linux


error::reporting is a command-line tool used for reporting errors or issues related to software within the Linux operating system. It collects detailed information about the error, including stack traces, system logs, and configuration settings, and sends it to a central server for analysis and resolution. This information helps developers identify the root cause of issues, improve software stability, and provide users with better support.


error::reporting [options]


| Option | Description | Default |
| -t, –type | Error type (e.g., crash, freeze, etc.) | Required |
| -m, –message | Custom error message | Optional |
| -s, –stack | Include stack traces in the report | No |
| -l, –logs | Include system logs in the report | No |
| –config | Include configuration settings in the report | No |
| -a, –anonymize | Remove personally identifiable information from the report | No |
| -h, –help | Display help message | N/A |
| -v, –version | Display version information | N/A |


Example 1: Report a simple error with custom message:

error::reporting -t crash -m "Application crashed on startup"

Example 2: Report a complex error with full details:

error::reporting -t freeze -s -l --config

Common Issues

Error: "Unknown error type."

  • The specified error type is not recognized. Verify the type and try again.

Error: "Permission denied."

  • The command requires elevated privileges (sudo). Run the command with sudo.

Error: "Server not responding."

  • Check your internet connection and try again. Contact support if the issue persists.


error::reporting can be integrated with other utilities and scripts to automate error reporting processes. For example, it can be used within error handling blocks in programming languages or triggered by system monitoring tools.

Related Commands

  • systemd-coredump – Generates core dumps for crashed processes.
  • syslog – Logs system events and messages.
  • journalctl – Views and manages system logs.