Index of /biblio/bibtex/utils/bibtools
September 3, 1992
updated November 12, 1995
updated October 2000
This is a collection of BibTeX tools written (mostly) by David Kotz.
I provide them as-is. Use them as you please. Some slight
modifications may be needed to pathnames embedded in the shell
scripts, to find the library files they need (sed, awk, and bst
The programs are:
aux2bib - given an .aux file, make a portable .bib file to go with
it. This is useful when you need to ship a tex file elsewhere
bibify - this can be used to eliminate one pass of LaTeX in many
cases: (latex, bibtex, bibify, latex), instead of (latex, bibtex,
latex, latex). Handy for large documents. Does not work with
multiple aux files.
bibkey - make a list of all entries that have the given keyword in
their "keyword" field.
cleantex - really a general tex script, this removes all the
little files created by tex and latex as they run, leaving only
the original files.
looktex - makes a list of all entries that match a given regexp
makebib - makes an exportable .bib file from a given set of bib
files and an optional list of citations. Handy for posting bib
entries on the net! The portability comes from substituting
@strings, and stripping "comment" fields if you like. Ignore the
printbib - the most useful of all; this makes a dvi file from a
.bib file for handy reference, sorted by cite key and including
"keyword", "abstract", and "comment" fields.
bib2html - produce an browsable html version of the bibliography.
There are lots of styles that do slightly different things.
citekeys - makes a list of all the cite keys (on the @ line)
See the shell scripts for more documentation.
Otherwise you're on your own. Good luck.