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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printed at end of reference %P Page number(s) %Q Corporate or Foreign Author (unreversed) %R Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished) %S Series title %T Title of article or book %V Volume number %X Abstract -- used by roffbib, not by refer %Y,Z ignored by refer Except for `A', each field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)							   User Commands							 addbib(1)

NAME
addbib - create or extend a bibliographic database SYNOPSIS
addbib [-a] [-p promptfile] database DESCRIPTION
When addbib starts up, answering y to the initial Instructions? prompt yields directions. Typing n (or <RETURN>) skips the directions. addbib then prompts for various bibliographic fields, reads responses from the terminal, and sends output records to 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 database with any system editor (see vi(1), ex(1), ed(1)). OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -a Suppresses prompting for an abstract. Asking for an abstract is the default. Abstracts are ended with a Control-D. -p promptfile Uses 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. USAGE
Bibliography Key Letters 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 EXAMPLES
Example 1: Editing the bibliography file Except for A, each field should be given just once. Only relevant fields should be supplied. %A Mark Twain %T Life on the Mississippi %I Penguin Books %C New York %D 1978 ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWdoc | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ed(1), ex(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1), vi(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.10 14 Sep 1992 addbib(1)
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