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roffbib(1)                       User Commands                      roffbib(1)



NAME
       roffbib - format and print a bibliographic database

SYNOPSIS
       roffbib  [-e]  [-h]  [-m filename]  [-np]  [-olist]  [-Q]  [-raN] [-sN]
       [-Tterm] [-V] [-x] [filename] ...

DESCRIPTION
       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


OPTIONS
       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
                       inch.



       -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.



FILES
       /usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.bib    file of macros used by nroff/troff



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
       addbib(1),   indxbib(1),  lookbib(1),  nroff(1)  refer(1),  sortbib(1),
       troff(1), attributes(5)

BUGS
       Users have to rewrite macros to create customized formats.



SunOS 5.10                        14 Sep 1992                       roffbib(1)