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ADDBIB(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		     ADDBIB(1)

     addbib -- create or extend	bibliographic database

     addbib [-p	promptfile] [-a] database

     When this program starts up, answering `y'	to the initial "Instructions?"
     prompt yields directions; typing `n' or RETURN skips them.	 addbib	then
     prompts for various bibliographic fields, reads responses from the	termi-
     nal, and sends output records to a	database.  A null response <just
     RETURN> 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 contin-
     ued on the	next line. The repeating "Continue?" prompt allows the user
     either to resume by typing	`y' or RETURN, to quit the current session by
     typing `n'	or `q',	or to edit the database	with any system	editor <vi,
     ex, edit, ed>,

     The -a option suppresses prompting	for an abstract; asking	for an ab-
     stract is the default.  Abstracts are ended with a	CTRL-d.	 The -p	option
     causes addbib to use a new	prompting skeleton, defined in promptfile.
     This file should contain prompt strings, a	tab, and the key-letters to be
     written to	the database.

     The most common key-letters and their meanings are	given below.  addbib
     insulates you from	these key-letters, since it gives you prompts in Eng-
     lish, 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     %R		   Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished)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

     Except for	`A', each field	should be given	just once. Only	relevant
     fields should be supplied.	 An example is:

     %A		   Bill	Tuthill
     %T		   Refer -- A Bibliography System
     %I		   Computing Services
     %C		   Berkeley
     %D		   1982
     %O		   UNX 4.3.5.

     promptfile	 optional file to define prompting

     indxbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1)

     Written by	Al Stangenberger & Bill	Tuthill.

FreeBSD	13.0		       December	12, 2005		  FreeBSD 13.0


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