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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 <&lt;RETURN>&gt;) 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
       <&lt;RETURN>&gt;) 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 <&lt;RETURN>&gt;), 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 <&lt;TAB>&gt;, 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

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWdoc


SEE ALSO
       ed(1), ex(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1),
       vi(1), attributes(5)



SunOS 5.10                        14 Sep 1992                        addbib(1)