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ADDBIB(1)										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 contin-
       ued 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	    %R	 Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished)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 sup-
       plied.  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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