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INDXBIB(1)		    General Commands Manual		    INDXBIB(1)

       indxbib - make inverted index for bibliographic databases

       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

       indxbib	makes  an  inverted  index  for	the bibliographic databases in
       filename...  for	use with refer(1), lookbib(1), and lkbib(1).  The  in-
       dex  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  com-
       mand  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  %  charac-

       The  values  set	by the -c, -n, -l and -t options are stored in the in-
       dex; 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  con-
       tains  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 dur-
       ing 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.

       -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

       -ddir  Use dir as the pathname of  the  current	working	 directory  to
	      store in the index, instead of the path printed by pwd(1).  Usu-
	      ally 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 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 mem-
	      ory.  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.

       filename.i     Index.

       Ind.i	      Default index name.

		      List of common words.

       indxbibXXXXXX  Temporary	file.

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

Groff Version 1.19.2		 10 July 2001			    INDXBIB(1)


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