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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 char-
       acters, 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



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


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


SEE ALSO
       addbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1), attributes(5)

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

       indxbib does not recognize pathnames.



SunOS 5.10                        14 Sep 1992                       indxbib(1)