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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 specify a lexicographic order, such as by
              year,  then  by  keys.   When  the  field  is  $date  then   entries   are   sorted

              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 cautious.

       -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 Filliâtre and Claude Marché.  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.