Today's Posts

Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages

BSD 2.11 - man page for addbib (bsd section 1)

ADDBIB(1)				       General Commands Manual					    ADDBIB(1)

addbib - create or extend bibliographic database
addbib [ -p promptfile ] [ -a ] database
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printed at end of reference %P Page number(s) %Q Corporate or Foreign Author (unreversed) %R Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished) %S Series title %T Title of article or book %V Volume number %X Abstract -- used by roffbib, not by refer %Y,Z ignored by refer Except for `A', each field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.
promptfile optional file to define prompting
refer(1), sortbib(1), roffbib(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1)
Al Stangenberger, Bill Tuthill 4.2 Berkeley Distribution April 29, 1985 ADDBIB(1)

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:25 AM.

Unix & Linux Forums Content Copyright 1993-2018. All Rights Reserved.
Show Password