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NAME

       indxbib - make inverted index for bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS

       indxbib [ -vw ] [ -cfile ] [ -ddir ] [ -ffile ] [ -hn ] [ -istring ] [ -kn ] [ -ln ]
               [ -nn ] [ -ofile ] [ -tn ] [ filename... ]

       It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its parameter.

DESCRIPTION

       indxbib makes an inverted index for the bibliographic databases in  filename...   for  use
       with refer(1), lookbib(1), and lkbib(1).  The index will be named filename.i; the index is
       written to a temporary file which is then renamed to this.  If no filenames are  given  on
       the command line because the -f option has been used, and no -o option is given, the index
       will be named Ind.i.

       Bibliographic databases are divided into records by blank lines.  Within  a  record,  each
       fields  starts  with  a  % character at the beginning of a line.  Fields have a one letter
       name which follows the % character.

       The values set by the -c, -n, -l and -t options are stored in the index; when the index is
       searched,  keys  will be discarded and truncated in a manner appropriate to these options;
       the original keys will be used for  verifying  that  any  record  found  using  the  index
       actually  contains  the  keys.   This  means that a user of an index need not know whether
       these options were used in the creation of the index, provided that not all the keys to be
       searched for would have been discarded during indexing and that the user supplies at least
       the part of each key that would have remained after being truncated during indexing.   The
       value  set  by  the  -i  option  is also stored in the index and will be used in verifying
       records found using the index.

OPTIONS

       -v     Print the version number.

       -w     Index whole files.  Each file is a separate record.

       -cfile Read the list of common words from file instead of /usr/share/groff/1.21/eign.

       -ddir  Use dir as the pathname of the current working directory to  store  in  the  index,
              instead  of  the  path printed by pwd(1).  Usually dir will be a symbolic link that
              points to the directory printed by pwd(1).

       -ffile Read the files to be indexed from file.  If file is -, files will be read from  the
              standard input.  The -f option can be given at most once.

       -istring
              Don't  index the contents of fields whose names are in string.  Initially string is
              XYZ.

       -hn    Use the first prime greater than or equal to n for the  size  of  the  hash  table.
              Larger  values  of  n  will  usually make searching faster, but will make the index
              larger and indxbib use more memory.  Initially n is 997.

       -kn    Use at most n keys per input record.  Initially n is 100.

       -ln    Discard keys that are shorter than n.  Initially n is 3.

       -nn    Discard the n most common words.  Initially n is 100.

       -obasename
              The index should be named basename.i.

       -tn    Truncate keys to n.  Initially n is 6.

FILES

       filename.i     Index.

       Ind.i          Default index name.

       /usr/share/groff/1.21/eign
                      List of common words.

       indxbibXXXXXX  Temporary file.

SEE ALSO

       refer(1), lkbib(1), lookbib(1)