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roffbib - run off bibliographic database
roffbib [ -e ] [ -h ] [ -n ] [ -o ] [ -r ] [ -s ] [ -Tterm ] [ -x ] [ -m mac ] [ -V ] [ -Q
] [ file ... ]
Roffbib prints out all records in a bibliographic database, in bibliography format rather
than as footnotes or endnotes. Generally it is used in conjunction with sortbib:
sortbib database | roffbib
Roffbib accepts most of the options understood by nroff(1), most importantly the -T flag
to specify terminal type.
If abstracts or comments are entered following the %X field key, roffbib will format them
into paragraphs for an annotated bibliography. Several %X fields may be given if several
annotation paragraphs are desired. The -x flag will suppress the printing of these
A user-defined set of macros may be specified after the -m option. There should be a
space between the -m and the macro filename. This set of macros will replace the ones
defined in /usr/share/tmac/tmac.bib. The -V flag will send output to the Versatec; the -Q
flag will queue output for the phototypesetter.
Four command-line registers control formatting style of the bibliography, much like the
number registers of ms(7). The command-line argument -rN1 will number the references
starting at one (1). The flag -rV2 will double space the bibliography, while -rV1 will
double space references but single space annotation paragraphs. The line length can be
changed from the default 6.5 inches to 6 inches with the -rL6i argument, and the page off-
set can be set from the default of 0 to one inch by specifying -rO1i (capital O, not
zero). Note: with the -V and -Q flags the default page offset is already one inch.
/usr/share/tmac/tmac.bib file of macros used by nroff/troff
refer(1), addbib(1), sortbib(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1)
Users have to rewrite macros to create customized formats.
4.2 Berkeley Distribution October 22, 1996 ROFFBIB(1)
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