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       indxbib - make inverted index for bibliographic databases


       indxbib [-w] [-c file] [-d dir] [-f file] [-h n] [-i string] [-k n] [-l n] [-n n]
               [-o file] [-t n] [filename ...]

       indxbib --help

       indxbib -v
       indxbib --version


       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.


       Whitespace is permitted between a command-line option and its argument.

       -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/1.22.4/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.

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

       -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.

              The index should be named basename.i.

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



       Ind.i  Default index name.

              List of common words.

              Temporary file.


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