roffbib - (BSD) run off bibliographic database


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/usr/ucb/roffbib [-ehnorsxVQ] [-Tterm] [-mmac] [file ...]


Roffbib prints out all records in a bibliographic database, in bibliography 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(1B), most importantly 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 output for the phototypesetter.

Four command-line registers control formatting style of the bibliography, much like the number registers of ms(7B). The command-line argument -rN1 will number the references starting at one (1). The flag -rV2 will double 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


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


Users have to rewrite macros to create customized formats.

Heirloom Documentation Tools ROFFBIB (1B) 12/12/05
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