ROFFBIB(1) General Commands Manual ROFFBIB(1)
roffbib - format and print a bibliographic database
roffbib [ -e ] [ -h ] [ -m filename ] [ -np ]
[ -olist ] [ -Q ] [ -raN ] [ -sN ] [ -Tterm ]
[ -V ] [ -x ] [ filename ] ...
This command is available with the Text software installation option.
Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
roffbib prints out all records in a bibliographic database, in bibliog-
raphy format rather than as footnotes or endnotes. Generally it is
used in conjunction with sortbib(1):
example% sortbib database | roffbib
roffbib accepts all options understood by nroff(1) except -i and -q.
-e Produce equally-spaced words in adjusted lines using full termi-
-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.
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
-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 bib-
liography, 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.
This option not available on Sun386i systems.
-x If abstracts or comments are entered following the %X field key,
roffbib will format them into paragraphs for an annotated bibli-
ography. Several %X fields may be given if several annotation
paragraphs are desired.
file of macros used by nroff/troff
addbib(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), nroff(1) refer(1), sortbib(1),
Users have to rewrite macros to create customized formats.
18 February 1988 ROFFBIB(1)