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       BibX2bib - Filter BibTeX data bases


       bib2bib [options] <filename> ...


       bib2bib  is a filter tool that reads one or several bibliography files,
       filters the entries with respect to a given criterion, and outputs  the
       list  of selected keys together with a new bibliography file containing
       only the selected entries. If no input file  is  given  then  input  is
       taken from the standard input.

       Additionally,  bib2bib  may  output  a  file containing all the keys of
       entries that satisfy the condition. This second file  is  suitable  for
       input as option -citefile to bibtex2html


       -ob filename
              specify  the  filename where the selected entries are output. If
              not given, it defaults to standard output.

       -oc filename
              specify the filename where the list of selected keys is  output.
              If not given, this file is not created.

       -c condition
              specify  a  condition for selecting the entries. The output will
              retain only the entries that satisfy this condition. If  several
              such condition are given, then only the entries that satisfy all
              the  conditions  are  selected.  The  syntax  of  conditions  is
              described  in  the  complete  documentation,  notice  that it is
              better to escape shell expansions in that conditions,  in  other
              words, you should write conditions between quotes.

              expand  all  abbreviations in the output file. Notice that there
              is no way to ask for expansion of  cross-references,  since  the
              meaning  of  such  an  expansion  is unclear: it’s better to let
              bibtex (via bibtex2html) handle  the  cross-references  himself,
              depending on the style considered.

       -s field
              sorts  the entries of the bibliography with respect to the given
              field, which may be $key or $type to refer to the key or to  the
              entry  type,  as for filter conditions. This options may be used
              several times to specifiy a  lexicographic  order,  such  as  by
              year,  then  by  keys.  When the field is $date then entries are
              sorted chronologically.

              When sorting, the resulting bibliography will always contain the
              comments  first, then the preambles, then the abbreviations, and
              finally the regular entries. Be warned that such a sort may  put
              cross-references  before  entries  that  refer  to  them,  so be

       -r     reverses the sort

       -q , --quiet
              be quiet.

       -w , --warn-error
              stop at the first warning.


       Notice that the two output files are suitable for use with bibtex2html.
       A typical use would be

           bib2bib   -oc  citefile  -ob  bibfile.bib  -c  condition  file1.bib
       file2.bib ...
           bibtex2html -citefile citefile bibfile.bib

       which will produce exactly the HTML file for the  selected  references.
       Notice  finally  that  bibtex2html will expand the strings (by default,
       unless you specify the -noexpand option) but not the  cross-references.


       Bib2bib  has  been  written  by  Jean-Christophe  Filliatre  and Claude
       Marche.  This manpage has  been  compiled  by  Ralf  Treinen  from  the
       original bib2bib documentation.



       For  complete documentation, please check the bibtex2html manual.  On a
       Debian system the manual can  be  found  at  /usr/share/doc/bibtex2html
       both in the formats postscript and HTML, or via the Debian help system.