roffbib(1) User Commands roffbib(1)
roffbib - format and print a bibliographic database
roffbib [-e] [-h] [-m filename] [-np] [-olist] [-Q] [-raN] [-sN]
[-Tterm] [-V] [-x] [filename] ...
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 terminal resolution.
-h Use output tabs during horizontal spacing to speed out-
put 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-sepa-
rated 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(5). The flag -rV2 will double space the bibliogra-
phy, 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 (capi-
tal O, not zero).
-sN Halt prior to every N pages for paper loading or chang-
ing (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
-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.
/usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.bib file of macros used by nroff/troff
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
addbib(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), nroff(1) refer(1), sortbib(1),
Users have to rewrite macros to create customized formats.
SunOS 5.10 14 Sep 1992 roffbib(1)