ROFFBIB(1) General Commands Manual ROFFBIB(1)
roffbib - run off bibliographic database
roffbib [ -e ] [ -h ] [ -n ] [ -o ] [ -r ] [ -s ] [ -Tterm ] [ -x ] [
-m mac ] [ -V ] [ -Q ] [ file ... ]
Roffbib prints out all records in a bibliographic database, in bibliog‐
raphy 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(1), most impor‐
tantly the -T flag to specify terminal type.
If abstracts or comments are entered following the %X field key, roff‐
bib 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/share/tmac/tmac.bib. The -V flag will send output to the Ver‐
satec; the -Q flag will queue output for the phototypesetter.
Four command-line registers control formatting style of the bibliogra‐
phy, much like the number registers of ms(7). The command-line argu‐
ment -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 argu‐
ment, 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/share/tmac/tmac.bib file of macros used by nroff/troff
refer(1), addbib(1), sortbib(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1)
Users have to rewrite macros to create customized formats.
4.2 Berkeley Distribution October 22, 1996 ROFFBIB(1)