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ADDBIB(1)						      General Commands Manual							 ADDBIB(1)

NAME
addbib - create or extend bibliographic database SYNOPSIS
addbib [ -p promptfile ] [ -a ] database DESCRIPTION
When this program starts up, answering ``y'' to the initial ``Instructions?'' prompt yields directions; typing ``n'' or RETURN skips them. Addbib then prompts for various bibliographic fields, reads responses from the terminal, and sends output records to a database. A null response (just RETURN) means to leave out that field. A minus sign (-) means to go back to the previous field. A trailing backslash allows a field to be continued on the next line. The repeating ``Continue?'' prompt allows the user either to resume by typing ``y'' or RETURN, to quit the current session by typing ``n'' or ``q'', or to edit the database with any system editor (vi, ex, edit, ed). The -a option suppresses prompting for an abstract; asking for an abstract is the default. Abstracts are ended with a CTRL-d. The -p option causes addbib to use a new prompting skeleton, defined in promptfile. This file should contain prompt strings, a tab, and the key- letters to be written to the database. The most common key-letters and their meanings are given below. Addbib insulates you from these key-letters, since it gives you prompts in English, but if you edit the bibliography file later on, you will need to know this information. %A Author's name %B Book containing article referenced %C City (place of publication) %D Date of publication %E Editor of book containing article referenced %F Footnote number or label (supplied by refer) %G Government order number %H Header commentary, printed before reference %I Issuer (publisher) %J Journal containing article %K Keywords to use in locating reference %L Label field used by -k option of refer %M Bell Labs Memorandum (undefined) %N Number within volume %O Other commentary, printed at end of reference %P Page number(s) %Q Corporate or Foreign Author (unreversed) %R Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished) %S Series title %T Title of article or book %V Volume number %X Abstract -- used by roffbib, not by refer %Y,Z ignored by refer Except for `A', each field should be given just once. Only relevant fields should be supplied. An example is: %A Bill Tuthill %T Refer -- A Bibliography System %I Computing Services %C Berkeley %D 1982 %O UNX 4.3.5. FILES
promptfile optional file to define prompting SEE ALSO
refer(1), sortbib(1), roffbib(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1) AUTHORS
Al Stangenberger, Bill Tuthill 4.2 Berkeley Distribution April 29, 1985 ADDBIB(1)

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addbib(1)						      General Commands Manual							 addbib(1)

Name
       addbib - create or extend bibliographic database

Syntax
       addbib [-p promptfile] [-a] database

Description
       When  this program starts up, answering ``y'' to the initial ``Instructions?'' prompt yields directions; typing ``n'' or RETURN skips them.
       The command then prompts for various bibliographic fields, reads responses from the terminal, and sends output records to  a  database.	 A
       null  response (just RETURN) means to leave out that field.  A minus sign (-) means to go back to the previous field.  A trailing backslash
       allows a field to be continued on the next line.  The repeating ``Continue?'' prompt allows the user either to resume by  typing  ``y''	or
       RETURN, to quit the current session by typing ``n'' or ``q'', or to edit the database with any system editor ( ).

Options
       -a   Suppresses prompting for an abstract.  Asking for an abstract is the default.  Abstracts are ended with a CTRL/D.

       -p   Causes use of a new prompting skeleton, defined in promptfile.  This file should contain prompt strings, a tab, and the key-letters to
	    be written to the database.

       The most common key-letters and their meanings are given below.	The insulates you from these key-letters, since it gives  you  prompts	in
       English.  However, if you edit the bibliography file later, you need this information.

	    %A	 Author's name
	    %B	 Book containing article referenced
	    %C	 City (place of publication)
	    %D	 Date of publication
	    %E	 Editor of book containing article referenced
	    %F	 Footnote number or label (supplied by refer)
	    %G	 Government order number
	    %H	 Header commentary, printed before reference
	    %I	 Issuer (publisher)
	    %J	 Journal containing article
	    %K	 Keywords to use in locating reference
	    %L	 Label field used by -k option of refer
	    %M	 Bell Labs Memorandum (undefined)
	    %N	 Number within volume
	    %O	 Other commentary, printed at end of reference
	    %P	 Page number(s)
	    %Q	 Corporate or Foreign Author (unreversed)
	    %R	 Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished)
	    %S	 Series title
	    %T	 Title of article or book
	    %V	 Volume number
	    %X	 Abstract - used by roffbib, not by refer
	    %Y,Z ignored by refer

       Except for `A', each field should be given once.  Only relevant fields should be supplied.  An example is:

	    %A	 Bill Tuthill
	    %T	 Refer - A Bibliography System
	    %I	 Computing Services
	    %C	 Berkeley
	    %D	 1982
	    %O	 UNX 4.3.5.

Files
       promptfile     Optional file to define prompting

See Also
       indxbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1)

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