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addbib(1)				  User Commands 				addbib(1)

       addbib - create or extend a bibliographic database

       addbib [-a] [-p promptfile] database

       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)).

       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

   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       %R      Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished)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

       Example 1 Editing the bibliography file

       Except  for  A,	each field should be given just once. Only relevant fields should be sup-

	 %A   Mark Twain
	 %T   Life on the Mississippi
	 %I   Penguin Books
	 %C   New York
	 %D   1978

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWdoc			   |

       ed(1),  ex(1),  indxbib(1),   lookbib(1),   refer(1),   roffbib(1),   sortbib(1),   vi(1),

SunOS 5.11				   14 Sep 1992					addbib(1)
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