MirOS Manual: addbib(1)

ADDBIB(1)                    BSD Reference Manual                    ADDBIB(1)

NAME

     addbib - create or extend bibliographic database

SYNOPSIS

     addbib [-a] [-p promptfile] 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 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           %R     Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished)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.

EXAMPLES

           %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

HISTORY

     The addbib command appeared in 4.2BSD.

4.2 Berkeley Distribution     November 22, 2009                              1

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