bibtex



BIBTEX(1)                                                            BIBTEX(1)




NAME

       bibtex - make a bibliography for (La)TeX


SYNOPSIS

       bibtex [ -min-crossrefs=number ] [ -terse ] [ auxname ]


DESCRIPTION

       This  manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The complete documen-
       tation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or  manual
       Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       BibTeX reads the top-level auxiliary (.aux) file that was output during
       the running of latex(1) or tex(1) and  creates  a  bibliography  (.bbl)
       file  that will be incorporated into the document on subsequent runs of
       LaTeX or TeX.  The auxname on the command line must  be  given  without
       the .aux extension.  If you don’t give the auxname, the program prompts
       you for it.

       BibTeX looks up, in bibliographic database (.bib)  files  specified  by
       the  \bibliography  command,  the  entries  specified  by the \cite and
       \nocite commands in the LaTeX or  TeX  source  file.   It  formats  the
       information  from those entries according to instructions in a bibliog-
       raphy style (.bst) file (specified by the  \bibliographystyle  command,
       and it outputs the results to the .bbl file.

       The LaTeX manual explains what a LaTeX source file must contain to work
       with BibTeX.  Appendix B of the manual describes the format of the .bib
       files.  The  ‘BibTeXing’  document  describes extensions and details of
       this format, and it gives other useful hints for using BibTeX.


OPTIONS

       The -min-crossrefs  option  defines  the  minimum  number  of  crossref
       required  for  automatic inclusion of the crossref’d entry on the cita-
       tion list; the default is two.  With the -terse option, BibTeX operates
       silently.   Without  it,  a  banner and progress reports are printed on
       stdout.



ENVIRONMENT

       BibTeX searches the directories in the path defined  by  the  BSTINPUTS
       environment  variable  for .bst files. If BSTINPUTS is not set, it uses
       the system default.  For .bib files, it uses the BIBINPUTS  environment
       variable  if  that  is  set, otherwise the default.  See tex(1) for the
       details of the searching.

       If the environment variable TEXMFOUTPUT is set, BibTeX attempts to  put
       its output files in it, if they cannot be put in the current directory.
       Again, see tex(1).  No special searching is done for the .aux file.


FILES

       *.bst  Bibliography style files.

       btxdoc.tex
              ‘‘BibTeXing’’ - LaTeXable documentation for general BibTeX users

       btxhak.tex
              ‘‘Designing  BibTeX Styles’’ - LaTeXable documentation for style
              designers

       btxdoc.bib
              database file for those two documents

       xampl.bib
              database file giving examples of all standard entry types

       btxbst.doc
              template file and documentation for the standard styles

       All those files should be available somewhere on your system.

       The host math.utah.edu has a vast collection of  .bib  files  available
       for  anonymous ftp, including references for all the standard TeX books
       and a complete bibliography for TUGboat.


SEE ALSO

       latex(1), tex(1).
       Leslie Lamport, LaTeX - A Document Preparation System,  Addison-Wesley,
       1985, ISBN 0-201-15790-X.


AUTHOR

       Oren Patashnik, Stanford University.  This man page describes the web2c
       version of BibTeX.  Other ports of BibTeX, such as Donald Knuth’s  ver-
       sion using the Sun Pascal compiler, do not have the same path searching
       implementation, or the command-line options.



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