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SunOS man pages : 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 Instruc- tions? 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 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 database with any system editor (see vi(1), ex(1), ed(1)).


-a Suppress prompting for an abstract; asking for an abstract is the default. Abstracts are ended with a <CTRL-D>. -p promptfile 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.


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 bibliogra- phy 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 SunOS 5.8 Last change: 14 Sep 1992 1 User Commands addbib(1) %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printed at end of reference %P Page number(s) %Q Corporate or Foreign Author (unreversed) %R Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished) %S Series title %T Title of article or book %V Volume number %X Abstract - used by roffbib, not by refer %Y,Z Ignored by refer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 supplied. %A Mark Twain %T Life on the Mississippi %I Penguin Books %C New York %D 1978


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWdoc | |_____________________________|_____________________________| SunOS 5.8 Last change: 14 Sep 1992 2 User Commands addbib(1)


ed(1), ex(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1), vi(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 14 Sep 1992 3