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INDXBIB(1)                  General Commands Manual                 INDXBIB(1)



NAME
       indxbib - make inverted index for bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS
       indxbib [ -vw ] [ -c ] [ -d ] [ -f ] [ -h ] [ -i ] [ -k ] [ -l ] [ -n ]
       [ -o ] [ -t ] [ filename... ]

       It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its
       parameter.

DESCRIPTION
       indxbib makes an inverted index for the bibliographic databases in
       filename...  for use with refer(1), lookbib(1), and lkbib(1).  The
       index 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
       command 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 %
       character.

       The values set by the -c, -n, -l and -t options are stored in the
       index; 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
       contains 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
       during 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.

OPTIONS
       -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
              /usr/share/dict/eign.

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

       -istring
              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
              memory.  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.

       -obasename
              The index should be named basename.i.

       -tn    Truncate keys to n.  Initially n is 6.

FILES
       filename.i
              Index.

       Ind.i  Default index name.

       /usr/share/dict/eign
              List of common words.

       indxbibXXXXXX
              Temporary file.

SEE ALSO
       refer(1), lkbib(1), lookbib(1)



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