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ROFFBIB(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		    ROFFBIB(1)

     roffbib --	run off	bibliographic database

     roffbib [-ehnorsxVQ] [-Tterm] [-mmac] [file ...]

     roffbib prints out	all records in a bibliographic database, in bibliogra-
     phy format	rather than as footnotes or endnotes.  Generally it is used in
     conjunction with sortbib:

     sortbib  database | roffbib
     roffbib accepts most of the options understood by nroff(1), most impor-
     tantly the	-T flag	to specify terminal type.

     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.  The
     -x	flag will suppress the printing	of these abstracts.

     A user-defined set	of macros may be specified after the -m	option.	 There
     should be a space between the -m and the macro filename.  This set	of
     macros will replace the ones defined in /usr/ucblib/doctools/tmac/bib.
     The -V flag will send output to the Versatec; the -Q flag will queue out-
     put for the phototypesetter.

     Four command-line registers control formatting style of the bibliography,
     much like the number registers of ms(7).  The command-line	argument -rN1
     will number the references	starting at one	(1).  The flag -rV2 will dou-
     ble 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).  Note: with	the -V and -Q flags the	default	page
     offset is already one inch.

     /usr/ucblib/doctools/tmac/bib  file of macros used	by nroff/troff

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

     Users have	to rewrite macros to create customized formats.

BSD			       December	12, 2005			   BSD


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