(BSD System Compatibility)
(BSD) expand and insert references from a bibliographic database
/usr/ucb/refer [-b] [-e] [-n] [-ar] [-cstring] [-kx] [-lm,n]
[-p filename] [-skeys] file . . .
is a preprocessor for
that finds and formats references.
The input files (standard input by
default) are copied to the standard output, except for lines between
Such lines are assumed to contain keywords as for
and are replaced by information from a bibliographic data base.
The user can avoid the search,
override fields from it, or add new fields.
The reference data, from whatever source,
is assigned to a set of troff strings.
Macro packages such as
print the finished reference text from
A flag is placed in the text at the point of reference.
By default, the references are indicated by numbers.
When refer is used with
should be used first in the sequence, to minimize the
volume of data passed through pipes.
The following options are available:
Bare mode -- do not put any flags in
text (neither numbers or labels).
Accumulate references instead of leaving
the references where encountered,
until a sequence of the form:
is encountered, and then write out all references collected so far.
Collapse references to the same source.
Do not search the default file.
Reverse the first
author names (Jones, J. A. instead of J. A. Jones).
If r is omitted,
all author names are reversed.
the fields whose key-letters are in
Instead of numbering references, use key labels
as specified in a reference
data line beginning with the characters
Instead of numbering references, use labels
from the senior author's last
name and the year of publication.
Only the first
letters of the last name and the last
digits of the date are used.
If either of
is omitted, the entire name or date, respectively, is used.
Take the next argument as a file of references to be searched.
The default file is searched last.
Sort references by fields whose key-letters are in the
string, and permute reference numbers in the text accordingly.
Using this option implies the
The key-letters in
may be followed by a number indicating how many such fields are used,
sign taken as a very large number.
The default is AD,
which sorts on the senior author and date.
To sort on all authors and
then the title, for instance, use the options
/usr/ucblib/reftools/papers default publication lists and indexes
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