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BIBTEX(1)                         Web2C 7.5.6                        BIBTEX(1)



NAME
       bibtex - make a bibliography for (La)TeX

SYNOPSIS
       bibtex [ -min-crossrefs=number ] [ -terse ] [ auxname ]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual  page  is  not  meant to be exhaustive.  The complete documentation for this version of TeX can be
       found in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       BibTeX reads the top-level auxiliary (.aux) file that was output during the running of latex(1) or  tex(1)  and
       creates  a  bibliography (.bbl) file that will be incorporated into the document on subsequent runs of LaTeX or
       TeX.  The auxname on the command line must be given without the .aux extension.  If you don't give the auxname,
       the program prompts you for it.

       BibTeX  looks  up,  in  bibliographic database (.bib) files specified by the \bibliography command, the entries
       specified by the \cite and \nocite commands in the LaTeX or TeX source file.  It formats the  information  from
       those  entries  according  to  instructions  in  a bibliography style (.bst) file (specified by the \bibliogra-
       phystyle command, and it outputs the results to the .bbl file.

       The LaTeX manual explains what a LaTeX source file must contain to work with BibTeX.  Appendix B of the  manual
       describes  the format of the .bib files. The 'BibTeXing' document describes extensions and details of this for-
       mat, and it gives other useful hints for using BibTeX.

OPTIONS
       The -min-crossrefs option defines the minimum number of crossref required for automatic inclusion of the cross-
       ref'd entry on the citation list; the default is two.  With the -terse option, BibTeX operates silently.  With-
       out it, a banner and progress reports are printed on stdout.


ENVIRONMENT
       BibTeX searches the directories in the path defined by the BSTINPUTS environment variable for  .bst  files.  If
       BSTINPUTS  is  not set, it uses the system default.  For .bib files, it uses the BIBINPUTS environment variable
       if that is set, otherwise the default.  See tex(1) for the details of the searching.

       If the environment variable TEXMFOUTPUT is set, BibTeX attempts to put its output files in it, if  they  cannot
       be put in the current directory.  Again, see tex(1).  No special searching is done for the .aux file.

FILES
       *.bst  Bibliography style files.

       btxdoc.tex
              ''BibTeXing'' - LaTeXable documentation for general BibTeX users

       btxhak.tex
              ''Designing BibTeX Styles'' - LaTeXable documentation for style designers

       btxdoc.bib
              database file for those two documents

       xampl.bib
              database file giving examples of all standard entry types

       btxbst.doc
              template file and documentation for the standard styles

       All those files should be available somewhere on your system.

       The  host  math.utah.edu  has a vast collection of .bib files available for anonymous ftp, including references
       for all the standard TeX books and a complete bibliography for TUGboat.

SEE ALSO
       latex(1), tex(1).
       Leslie Lamport, LaTeX - A Document Preparation System, Addison-Wesley, 1985, ISBN 0-201-15790-X.

AUTHOR
       Oren Patashnik, Stanford University.  This man page describes the web2c version of BibTeX.  Other ports of Bib-
       TeX,  such  as Donald Knuth's version using the Sun Pascal compiler, do not have the same path searching imple-
       mentation, or the command-line options.



bibtex 0.99c                    8 January 2007                       BIBTEX(1)