Prints a bibliographic database.
roffbib [ -m Macro ] [ -x ] [ FormatFlags ] [ Database... ]
The roffbib command prints out all records that are in a bibliographic database format rather than in a format for footnotes or endnotes. Generally, the command is used as a filter for the sortbib command.
The roffbib command accepts most of the flags used by the nroff command and the troff command, in particular, the -e, -h, -n, -o, -r, -s, and -T flags.
If abstracts or comments are entered following the %X key field, they are formatted into paragraphs for an annotated bibliography. Several %X fields can be given if several annotation paragraphs are desired.
|FormatFlags||Accepts most of the nroff command flags, especially the -e, -h, -n, -o, -r, -s, and -T flags.|
|Database||Stores a bibliographic database of all records.|
|-m Macro||Specifies a file that contains a user-defined set of macros. There should be a space between the -m flag and the macro. This set of macros replaces the ones defined in the /usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.bib file. Users can rewrite macros to create customized formats.|
|-x||Suppresses the printing of abstracts or comments that are entered following the %X field key.|
Following is an example of the roffbib command used in conjunction with the sortbib command.
sortbib Database | roffbib
|/usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.bib||Contains macros used by the nroff and troff commands.|
The addbib command, indxbib command, lookbib command, nroff command, refer command, sortbib command, troff command.