ADDBIB(1) User Commands ADDBIB(1)


NAME


addbib - create or extend a bibliographic database

SYNOPSIS


addbib [-a] [-p promptfile] database


DESCRIPTION


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)).

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-a
Suppresses prompting for an abstract. Asking for an
abstract is the default. Abstracts are ended with a
Control-D.


-p promptfile
Uses 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.


USAGE


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 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
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Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished)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


EXAMPLES


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 ALSO


ed(1), ex(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1),
vi(1), attributes(7)


September 14, 1992 ADDBIB(1)