ADDBIB(1) BSD Reference Manual ADDBIB(1)
addbib - create or extend bibliographic database
addbib [-a] [-p promptfile] 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 termi- nal, 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 ses- sion by typing 'n' or 'q', or to edit the database with any system editor (.e.g. vi, ex, edit, ed). Options avilable: -a The -a option suppresses prompting for an abstract; asking for an abstract is the default. Abstracts are ended with a 'CTRL-d'. -p The -p option causes addbib to use a new prompting skeleton, de- fined 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 En- glish, 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 Memorandum label %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printed at end of reference %P Page number(s) %Q Corporate or Foreign Author (unreversed) %R Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished) %S Series title %T Title of article or book %V Volume number %X Abstract - used by roffbib, not by refer %Y,Z ignored by refer Except for 'A', each field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.
%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
The addbib command appeared in 4.2BSD. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution February 11, 2016 1
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