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CTAN submission: BibTool 2.48

Date: February 8, 2004 12:11:18 PM CET
----- Forwarded message from Gerd Neugebauer ----- I have uploaded BibTool-2.48.tar.gz to ftp.dante.de. This file replaces tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/utils/bibtool/BibTool-2.47.tar.gz A summary of the changes and a general description is apended below. Ciao Gerd ====================================================================== - BibTool 2.48 * BibTcl has been taken out of the default making since it has caused troubles on several maschines. * The printing of Strings honors now the dependencies that BibTeX relies on. This has been accomplished by a change in the printing routine for databases. No new resource is involved. * Minor modification to the C API. * Feature: When searching for an aux file and none is found then name. * Feature: When expand.macros is set the macros will be suppressed automatically. No need to set * The boolean resource select.crossrefs has been introduced. This resource can be used to force crossreferenced entries for selected entrie to be included in the output. * Feature: deleted entries are not reported as "written" by the statistics any more. * Bugfix: Bug in extracting by aux file. Crossrefed entires where sometimes ignored. * Bugfix: Bug in parsing of backslashes in resources has been fixed. Unfortunately this bug appeared in one of the examples in the manual. * Bugfix: Bug in expansion introduced in 2.47 has been fixed. An error occured when expanding macros. warning when the file could not be found. * The meaning of post for the format specifiers %d and %D has been documented. * Bugfix: BibTool has misinterpreted pre for the format specifier %t and %T due to an over-optimization. This has been fixed. crossreferenced keys. This has been fixed. * Bugfix: Some compilers don't like it if static strings are modified. Thus I have made them dynamic. ====================================================================== ###### ############ ####### ############ ## ## ## ## ## ## ##### ## #### #### ## ####### ## ###### ## ###### ###### ## ####### ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ###### ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ####### ## ###### ## ###### ###### ####### ###### ## ##### ## #### #### ####### ====================================================================== BibTool: A Tool for Manipulating BibTeX Data Bases BibTeX provides an easy to use means to integrate citations and bibliographies into LaTeX documents. But the user is left alone with the management of the BibTeX files. The program BibTool is intended to fill this gap. BibTool allows the manipulation of BibTeX files which goes beyond the possibilities --- and intentions --- of BibTeX. The possibilities of BibTool include * Pretty-printing BibTeX data bases adjustable by lots of parameters. * Syntactic checks with error recovery superior to BibTeX and helpful error messages. * Semantic checks can be specified by the user. * Sorting and merging of BibTeX data bases according to a free definable sort key. * Generation of uniform reference keys according to predefined rules or according to an own specification. * Selecting references used in one publication which are found by analyzing an .aux file. * Selecting references by a set of criteria (regular expressions). * Controlled rewriting of fields utilizing regular expressions to specify the rewriting rules. * Macro (String) expansion to eliminate the need of extra string definitions. * Collecting statistics about one or more BibTeX data bases. BibTool contains a documentation written in LaTeX of more than 60 pages (and still growing). BibTool is written in C and has been compiled on various operating systems like flavors of UN*X and MSDOG machines. It is distributed in source code. No compiled versions are available from the author (Useless to ask!). BibTool can be obtained from the CTAN archives: * ftp.dante.de:/tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/utils/bibtool * ftp.tex.ac.uk:/tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/utils/bibtool * ctan.tug.org:/tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/utils/bibtool Get the file BibTool-x.xx.tar.gz where x.xx is the version number. Unpack it with the command (on UN*X) gunzip < BibTool-x.xx.tar.gz | tar -xvf - Alternatively get the file BibTool-x.xx.zip where x.xx is the version number. Unpack it with the command unzip BibTool-x.xx.zip It will create a directory named BibTool-x.xx which contains the installation instructions in the file INSTALL.
----- End forwarded message ----- Thanks for the upload. I installed it as suggested in CTAN:biblio/bibtex/utils/bibtool/BibTool-2.48.tar.gz and deleted the previous version CTAN:biblio/bibtex/utils/bibtool/BibTool-2.47.tar.gz Reinhard Zierke for the CTAN team

BibTool – A tool for manipulating files

Command line manipulation of files:

  • Pretty-printing data bases;
  • Syntactic checks with error recovery;
  • Semantic checks;
  • Sorting and merging of data bases;
  • Generation of uniform reference keys according to predefined rules or according to user specification;
  • Selecting references used in one publication which are found by analyzing an aux file;
  • Controlled rewriting of fields utilising regular expressions to specify the rewriting rules;
  • Macro (String) expansion to eliminate the need of extra string definitions;
  • Collecting statistics about one or more data bases.

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Version2.67
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