ROFFBIB(1) User Commands ROFFBIB(1)


NAME


roffbib - format and print a bibliographic database

SYNOPSIS


roffbib [-e] [-h] [-m filename] [-np] [-olist] [-Q] [-raN]
[-sN] [-Tterm] [-V] [-x] [filename] ...


DESCRIPTION


roffbib prints out all records in a bibliographic database, in
bibliography format rather than as footnotes or endnotes. Generally it is
used in conjunction with sortbib(1):


example% sortbib database | roffbib

OPTIONS


roffbib accepts all options understood by nroff(1) except -i and -q.

-e
Produce equally-spaced words in adjusted lines using full
terminal resolution.


-h
Use output tabs during horizontal spacing to speed output
and reduce output character count. TAB settings are
assumed to be every 8 nominal character widths.


-m filename
Prepend the macro file /usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.name to
the input files. There should be a space between the -m
and the macro filename. This set of macros will replace
the ones defined in /usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.bib.


-np
Number first generated page p.


-olist
Print only page numbers that appear in the comma-separated
list of numbers and ranges. A range N-M means pages N
through M; an initial -N means from the beginning to page
N; a final N- means from page N to end.


-Q
Queue output for the phototypesetter. Page offset is set
to 1 inch.


-raN
Set register a (one-character) to N. The command-line
argument -rN1 will number the references starting at 1.

Four command-line registers control formatting style of
the bibliography, much like the number registers of ms(7).
The flag -rV2 will double space the bibliography, while
-rV1 will double space references but single space
annotation paragraphs. The line length can be changed from
the default 6.5 inches to 6 inches with the -rL6i
argument, and the page offset can be set from the default
of 0 to one inch by specifying -rO1i (capital O, not
zero).


-sN
Halt prior to every N pages for paper loading or changing
(default N=1). To resume, enter NEWLINE or RETURN.


-Tterm
Specify term as the terminal type.


-V
Send output to the Versatec. Page offset is set to 1
inch.


-x
If abstracts or comments are entered following the %X
field key, roffbib will format them into paragraphs for an
annotated bibliography. Several %X fields may be given if
several annotation paragraphs are desired.


FILES


/usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.bib

file of macros used by nroff/troff


SEE ALSO


addbib(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), nroff(1) refer(1), sortbib(1),
troff(1), attributes(7)

BUGS


Users have to rewrite macros to create customized formats.


September 14, 1992 ROFFBIB(1)