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Manual Reference Pages  -  RUNBIB (1)

NAME

runbib - creates RefDB bibliographies

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

runbib [-d database] [-E encoding] [-G css-file] [-h] [-i IP-address] [-I name] [-j jade-args] [-N number] [-r] [-s] [-S style] [-t output-type] [-u name] [-w password] filename

DESCRIPTION

This shell script is a wrapper for the bibliography client refdbib(1) to simplify the creation of bibliographies. For SGML and XML documents, runbib first runs openjade or xsltproc(1), respectively, to retrieve a list of citations from your source document. Then it runs refdbib(1) to generate the bibliography as an external entity based on the extracted citation information. It will also create stylesheet driver files with the formatting information for subsequent document transformations. For BibTeX documents, runbib uses the information in the .aux file to retrieve a bibliography file that you can use as an input file for bibtex(1).

OPTIONS

-d database

The name of the default database.

-E encoding

Select an output character encoding. If this option is not used, the bibliography data will use the character encoding of the database. See iconv_open(3) for a list of available encodings.

-G CSS-file

Set the path or the URL of a CSS file to be used by the (x)html output

-h

Displays help and usage screen, then exits.

-i IP-address

Set the IP address of the box which is running the application server refdbd(1). Instead of the IP address you can also specify the hostname as long as it can be properly resolved by your system.

-I name

Change the value of an entity declaration to include marked sections. Multiple entries are possible. These are passed as -i options to Jade/OpenJade.

-j jade-args

Set additional command line options for Jade/OpenJade

-N number

Use this option to specify where the numbering of the references is supposed to start. The default is 1. This option comes in handy if you need to cobble together composite bibliographies or per-chapter bibliographies that still need to be numbered consecutively.

-r

Use this option to request a raw instead of a cooked bibliography. Raw bibliographies are not formatted in any way and are processed with the standard DocBook or TEI stylesheets instead of with the RefDB driver files.

-s

Skip the ID extraction step of runbib. You have to provide an aptly named XML file containing the requested IDs.

-S style

Specifies the bibliography style. This controls the formatting of the bibliography and the in-text citations when the document is processed.

-t output-type

Select the output type. Use db31 to generate DocBook SGML bibliographies, db31x for DocBook XML bibliographies, teix for TEI XML bibliographies, and bibtex for BibTeX bibliographies. -u name Set the username for the database access. Note: This username need not be identical to the login name of the user. This is the username required to access the database server.

-w password

Set the password for the database access. Note: This password need not be identical to the login password of the user. This is the password required to access the database server.

CONFIGURATION

Instead of using the command-line switches, runbib can also be configured by means of the runbib configuration file. As with all refdb configuration files, you may maintain a global copy in /usr/local/etc/refdb/ and one copy per user in $HOME. Keep in mind that the runbib configuration file covers only those options which are not passed to refdbib(1) as that tool has its own configuration file.

Table 1. refdbjaderc

Variable Default Comment
jade_includearg none Change the value of an entity declaration to include marked sections. Multiple entries are possible. These are passed as -i options to Jade/OpenJade.
jadeargs none Set additional command line options for Jade/OpenJade. Use e.g. "-E 0" to disable the maximum error limit
outformat db31 Set the default output format. Supported values are db31 (DocBook SGML 3.1 and later), db31x (DocBook XML 3.1 and later), db50x (DocBook XML 5.0 and later), teix (TEI P4), and bibtex.

SGML OUTPUT

refdbib generates two output files in addition to the ID listing created by Jade/OpenJade. runbib creates another output file from these. Assuming you have a source file foo.sgml and use the bibliography style J.Biol.Chem. you will get:

J.Biol.Chem.dsl

This is the DSSSL driver file file that encodes some additional formatting information specific for the chosen bibliography style for use in subsequent document transformations. This file will be written to the present working directory. The driver file is a dual-purpose stylesheet for HTML and printable output.

foo.id.xml

This is the intermediate XML file that encodes the citations in foo.sgml.

foo.bib.sgml

This is the file that holds the DocBook bibliography element. You have to include this file as an external entity into your source document to integrate the bibliography into your text.

J.Biol.Chem.css

This is a CSS file which contains formatting information used by the html output.

XML OUTPUT

refdbib again generates two output files as for the DocBook SGML output above, and we also count the ID listing created by xsltproc. However, runbib does a little post-processing, so you’ll get two additional files in the end. Assuming you have a source file foo.xml and use the bibliography style J.Biol.Chem. you will get:

J.Biol.Chem.fo.xsl

This is the XSL driver file used for printable output, containing additional formatting information specific for the chosen bibliography style. This file will be written to the present working directory.

J.Biol.Chem.html.xsl

This is the XSL driver file used for HTML output, containing additional formatting information specific for the chosen bibliography style. This file will be written to the present working directory.

foo.id.xml

This is the intermediate XML file that encodes the citations in foo.xml.

foo.bib.xml

This is the file that holds the DocBook or TEI bibliography. You have to include this file as an external entity into your source document to integrate the bibliography into your text.

J.Biol.Chem.css

This is a CSS file which contains formatting information used by the html or xhtml output.

BIBTEX OUTPUT

refdbib creates one output file with the reference information. If your document is named foo.tex, latex will create a file foo.aux which refdbib uses as an input file. The refdbib output file will then be named foo.bib and can be used by bibtex as an input file.

EXAMPLE

You should run this script from the directory where your document files are stored, as all output will be written to the present working directory by default.

The following command will create a DocBook SGML bibliography file together with a DSSSL stylesheet driver file for the DocBook SGML document mypaper.sgml. The output files are tweaked to match the citation and bibliography style of the "Journal of Biological Chemistry", which was added to the database with the name "J.Biol.Chem." previously. All references which do not contain a hard-coded database name are assumed to be in the database bar.

      ~$
      runbib -d bar -S "J.Biol.Chem." -t db31 mypaper.sgml
   

FILES

/usr/local/etc/refdb/refdbibrc

The global configuration file of refdbib(1), which does most of the work of runbib.

$HOME/.refdbibrc

The user configuration file of refdbib.

SEE ALSO

RefDB (7), refdbd (1), refdbib (1), refdbnd (1), refdba (1), refdbc (1).

RefDB manual (local copy) <prefix>/share/doc/refdb-<version>/refdb-manual/index.html

RefDB manual (web) <http://refdb.sourceforge.net/manual/index.html>

RefDB on the web <http://refdb.sourceforge.net/>

AUTHOR

runbib was written by Markus Hoenicka <markus@mhoenicka.de>.

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