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addbib(1)                        User Commands                       addbib(1)

       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 <&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)).

       The following options are supported:

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

       -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.

   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

       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:

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

       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)