File: web2c.info, Node: bibtex invocation, Next: Basic BibTeX style files, Up: BibTeX 7.1 BibTeX invocation ===================== BibTeX creates a printable bibliography (`.bbl') file from references in a `.aux' file, generally written by TeX or LaTeX. The `.bbl' file is then incorporated on a subsequent run. The basic bibliographic information comes from `.bib' files, and a BibTeX style (`.bst') file controls the precise contents of the `.bbl' file. Synopsis: bibtex [OPTION]... AUXFILE[.aux] The output goes to the basename of AUXFILE extended with `.bbl'; for example, `bibtex /wherever/foo.aux' creates `./foo.bbl'. BibTeX also writes a log file to the basename of AUXFILE extended with `.blg'. The names of the `.bib' and `.bst' files are specified in the `.aux' file as well, via the `\bibliography' and `\bibliographystyle' (La)TeX macros. BibTeX searches for `.bib' files using the `BIBINPUTS' and `TEXBIB' paths, and for `.bst' files using `BSTINPUTS' (*note Supported file formats: (kpathsea)Supported file formats.). It does no path searching for `.aux' files. The program accepts the following options, as well as the standard `-help' and `-version' (*note Common options::): `-terse' Suppress the program banner and progress reports normally output. `-min-crossrefs=N' If at least N (2 by default) bibliography entries refer to another entry E via their `crossref' field, include E in the .bbl file, even if it was not explicitly referenced in the .aux file. For example, E might be a conference proceedings as a whole, with the cross-referencing entries being individual articles published in the proceedings. In some circumstances, you may want to avoid these automatic inclusions altogether; to do this, make N a sufficiently large number. See also: `btxdoc.tex' Basic LaTeXable documentation for general BibTeX users. `btxhak.tex' LaTeXable documentation for style designers. `btxdoc.bib' BibTeX database file for the two above documents. `xampl.bib' Example database file with all the standard entry types. ``ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/tex/bib/'' A very large `.bib' and `.bst' collection, including references for all the standard TeX books and a complete bibliography for TUGboat.