INDXBIB(1) User Commands INDXBIB(1)


NAME


indxbib - create an inverted index to a bibliographic database

SYNOPSIS


indxbib database-file...


DESCRIPTION


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 continue 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.

FILES


/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 ALSO


addbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1), attributes(7)

BUGS


All dates should probably be indexed, since many disciplines refer to
literature written in the 1800s or earlier.


indxbib does not recognize pathnames.


September 14, 1992 INDXBIB(1)