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       cb2bib - software to extract bibliographic references from various sources



       cb2bib  [--conf [filename.conf]] [action] [filename1 [filename2 ... ]]

       c2bimport <imported reference file>

       c2bciter [space-separated list of BibTeX files or directories]


       cb2bib is a software to extract bibliographic references from unformatted and non standard
       sources, like, for example 1) email alerts; 2) journal Web pages; 3) PDF files.

       Captured references are provided to the user for inspection  in  a  graphical  form.  Once
       validated, the references are transformed into BibTeX records which might be appended to a
       user-defined BibTeX bib file.

       The software allows one to peruse a BibTeX file and to send to the clipboard a citation of
       all the records currently selected. A pipe is also setup with the LyX LaTeX editor.

       When  invoked with the -h | --help option, cb2bib lists all the options that are available
       on the command line.


       cb2bib is the main program.

       c2bimport is equivalent to using cb2bib --import (this variant takes only one file name as

       c2bciter is equivalent to using cb2bib --citer.


       --conf [filename.conf]   Use configuration file


       --configure [filename.conf]                       Edit configuration

       --bibedit [filename1.bib [filename2.bib ... ]]    Edit/browse BibTeX files

       --citer [filename1.bib [filename2.bib ... ]]      Start cb2Bib citer

       --import  <tmp_reference_filename>                 Imports  reference, usually from ad hoc

       --doc2bib fn1.doc [fn2.doc ... ] reference.bib    Extract reference from document file

       --txt2bib fn1.txt [fn2.txt ... ] reference.bib    Extract reference from text file

       --html-annote filename.tex                        Convert annote file to HTML

       --view-annote filename.tex                        Convert and visualize annote file

       --view-annote filename.tex.html                   Visualize annote file


       Key: Description

       Alt A: Open cb2Bib Annote

       Alt B: Edit Bookmarks

       Alt C: Preparses cb2Bib's clipboard

       Alt D: Deletes temporary BibTeX output file

       Alt E: Edit Regular Expressions

       Alt F: Select File source filename

       Alt I: Insert Regular Expression

       Alt J: Edit Journal Abbreviations

       Alt O: Open File Document

       Alt P: Postprocess BibTeX

       Alt R: Restarts automatic recognition

       Esc: Quits cb2Bib popup menu

       Right: Click Editor popup menu


       cb2bib                                        Starts cb2Bib extraction program

       cb2bib --import tmp_reference_filename        Imports a reference from a file

       cb2bib --bibedit filename.bib                 Edits BibTeX filename.bib

       cb2bib --conf                                 Starts cb2Bib in USB mode

       cb2bib --doc2bib *.pdf references.bib         Extracts references from PDF title pages


       The file cb2bib.conf must be readable and writable. If it does not exist, the cb2Bib  will
           create one based on predefined defaults.

       Use switch --conf to particularize specific settings for specific actions.

       If  starting  the  cb2Bib  from  a removable media use the command 'cb2bib --conf' without
       configuration   filename.   Settings    will    be    read    from    and    written    to
       /cb2bib/full/path/cb2bib.conf,  being  therefore  independent of the mounting address that
       the host computer will provide.

       To import references from a browser select when asked c2bimport, which expands to  'cb2bib
       --import  %f'.  The  browser  will provide the temporary reference filename. The temporary
       file is deleted once imported.

       A number of factors influence the reliability of automatic extractions.  Consider  writing
       customized regular expressions and network queries, and use metadata when available.


       The  commands  --doc2bib and --txt2bib do not append the references to the references.bib.
       They create a new file, or silently overwrites it if already exists.

       The  website  has  detailed   instructions
       corresponding to different use cases.


       P.  Constans  (2009)  "A  simple  extraction  procedure for bibliographical author field",

       P. Constans (2007) "Approximate textual retrieval", arXiv:0705.0751.


       bib2pdf(1), med2bib(1), isi2bib(1), ris2bib(1)


       Pere Constans <>
           Program author.

       Filippo Rusconi <>
           Man-page author for the Debian distribution.


       Copyright © 2004-2008 Pere Constans
       Copyright © 2009,2017 Filippo Rusconi

       This  manual   page   was   written   for   the   Debian   system   by   Filippo   Rusconi
       <>.  Permission  is  granted  to  copy,  distribute  and/or  modify this
       document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3,  published  by  the
       Free Software Foundation.

        On  a  Debian system the complete text of the GNU General Public License version 3 can be
       found in the file `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.

                                          September 2009                                CB2BIB(1)