September 3, 1992 updated November 12, 1995 updated October 2000 This is a collection of BibTeX tools written (mostly) by David Kotz. I provide them as-is. Use them as you please. Some slight modifications may be needed to pathnames embedded in the shell scripts, to find the library files they need (sed, awk, and bst files). The programs are: aux2bib - given an .aux file, make a portable .bib file to go with it. This is useful when you need to ship a tex file elsewhere bibify - this can be used to eliminate one pass of LaTeX in many cases: (latex, bibtex, bibify, latex), instead of (latex, bibtex, latex, latex). Handy for large documents. Does not work with multiple aux files. bibkey - make a list of all entries that have the given keyword in their "keyword" field. cleantex - really a general tex script, this removes all the little files created by tex and latex as they run, leaving only the original files. looktex - makes a list of all entries that match a given regexp makebib - makes an exportable .bib file from a given set of bib files and an optional list of citations. Handy for posting bib entries on the net! The portability comes from substituting @strings, and stripping "comment" fields if you like. Ignore the -d option. printbib - the most useful of all; this makes a dvi file from a .bib file for handy reference, sorted by cite key and including "keyword", "abstract", and "comment" fields. bib2html - produce an browsable html version of the bibliography. There are lots of styles that do slightly different things. See demo.html. citekeys - makes a list of all the cite keys (on the @ line) See the shell scripts for more documentation. Otherwise you're on your own. Good luck. David Kotz firstname.lastname@example.org
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bibtools – Bib management tools
A set of bibliography tools. Includes:
- aux2bib, a perl script which will take an .aux file and make a portable .bib file to go with it;
- bibify, a shell script that will optimise away one pass of the LaTeX/BibTeX cycle, in some cases
- bibkey, a shell script that finds entries whose “keyword” field matches the given keys (uses sed and awk);
- cleantex, a shell script to tidy up after a LaTeX run;
- looktex, a shell script to list entries that match a given regexp;
- makebib, a shell script to make an exportable .bib file from an existing (set of) .bib file(s) and an optional set of citations (uses sed)
- printbib, a shell script to make a dvi file from a .bib file, sorted by cite key, and including fields like “keyword”, “abstract”, and “comment”.
- bib2html, a perl script that makes a browsable HTML version of a bibliography (several .bst files are supplied); and
- citekeys, a shell script that lists the citation keys of a .bib file.
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