# Contributing to Ranger
## Tips for bug reports
* Was this issue already reported? Please do a quick search.
* Maybe the problem is solved in the current master branch already?
Simply clone ranger with `git clone https://github.com/ranger/ranger` or
download the git version via https://github.com/ranger/ranger/archive/master.zip
and run `./ranger.py` directly to find out.
* You can obtain much better error messages with `ranger --debug`, please post
those in bug reports rather than the usual, single-line error message. Also
check the log by using the default map `W` or by running the command `display_log`.
* Send security-relevant bugs PGP-encrypted to firstname.lastname@example.org, see `HACKING.md`.
## Tips on patching
* See `HACKING.md`