BIBTEX(1) Web2C 7.5.6 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 dont give the auxname, the program prompts you for it.
BibTeX looks up, in bibliographic database (.bib) files specified byb the lography command, the entries specified by the 0cite commands in the LaTeX or TeX source file. It formats the information from those entries according to instructions in a bibliog- b raphy style (.bst) file (specified by the lographystyle 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 crossrefd 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 Knuths ver- sion using the Sun Pascal compiler, do not have the same path searching implementation, or the command-line options.
bibtex 0.99c 8 January 2007 BIBTEX(1)