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:
-aSuppresses prompting for an abstract. Asking for an abstract is the default. Abstracts are ended with a Control-D.
-p promptfileUses 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.
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.
%BBook containing article referenced
%CCity (place of publication)
%DDate of publication
%EEditor of book containing article referenced
%FFootnote number or label (supplied by refer)
%GGovernment order number
%HHeader commentary, printed before reference
%JJournal containing article
%KKeywords to use in locating reference
%LLabel field used by -k option of refer
%MBell Labs Memorandum (undefined)
%NNumber within volume
%OOther commentary, printed at end of reference
%QCorporate or Foreign Author (unreversed)
%RReport, paper, or thesis (unpublished)
%TTitle of article or book
%XAbstract used by roffbib, not by refer
%Y,ZIgnored 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 attributes:
ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE Availability SUNWdoc
ed(1), ex(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1), vi(1), attributes(5)
|SunOS 5.11||addbib (1)||14 Sep 1992|