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SunOS man pages : indxbib (1)

User Commands                                          indxbib(1)


indxbib - create an inverted index to a bibliographic data- base


indxbib database-file ...


indxbib makes an inverted index to the named database-file (which must reside within the current directory), typically for use by lookbib(1) and refer(1). A database contains bibliographic references (or other kinds of information) separated by blank lines. A bibliographic reference is a set of lines, constituting fields of bibliographic information. Each field starts on a line beginning with a `%', followed by a key-letter, then a blank, and finally the contents of the field, which may con- tinue until the next line starting with `%'. indxbib is a shell script that calls two programs: /usr/lib/refer/mkey and /usr/lib/refer/inv. mkey truncates words to 6 characters, and maps upper case to lower case. It also discards words shorter than 3 characters, words among the 100 most common English words, and numbers (dates) < 1000 or > 2099. These parameters can be changed. indxbib creates an entry file (with a .ia suffix), a posting file (.ib), and a tag file (.ic), in the working directory.


/usr/lib/refer/mkey /usr/lib/refer/inv x.ia entry file x.ib posting file x.ic tag file x.ig reference file


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


addbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1), attributes(5)


All dates should probably be indexed, since many disciplines refer to literature written in the 1800s or earlier. indxbib does not recognize pathnames. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 14 Sep 1992 2