(BSD System Compatibility)


addbib -- (BSD) create or extend a bibliographic database


   /usr/ucb/addbib [-a] [-p promptfile] database


When addbib 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 terminal, and sends output records to database. A null response (<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 continued 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 database with any system editor (vi, ex, ed).

The following options are available:

Suppress prompting for an abstract; asking for an abstract is the default. Abstracts are ended with a CTRL-D.

-p promptfile
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.


Bibliography key letters

The most common key-letters and their meanings are given below. addbib insulates you from these key-letters, since it gives you prompts in English, but if you edit the bibliography file later on, you will need to know this information.

Author's name

Book containing article referenced

City (place of publication)

Date of publication

Editor of book containing article referenced

Footnote number or label [supplied by refer(1bsd)]

Government order number

Header commentary, printed before reference

Issuer (publisher)

Journal containing article

Keywords to use in locating reference

Label field used by -k option of refer(1bsd)

Bell Labs Memorandum (undefined)

Number within volume

Other commentary, printed at end of reference

Page number(s)

Corporate or Foreign Author (unreversed)

Report, paper, or thesis (unpublished)

Series title

Title of article or book

Volume number

Abstract -- used by roffbib, not by refer

Ignored by refer


ed(1), ex(1), indxbib(1bsd), lookbib(1bsd), refer(1bsd), roffbib(1bsd), sortbib(1bsd), vi(1)

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