refer - expand and insert references from a bibliographic
refer [-ben] [-ar] [-cstring] [-kx] [-lm,n] [-p filename]
refer is a preprocessor for nroff(1), or troff(1), that
finds and formats references. The input files (standard
input by default) are copied to the standard output, except
for lines between `.[' and `.]' command lines, Such lines
are assumed to contain keywords as for lookbib(1), and are
replaced by information from a bibliographic data base. The
user can avoid the search, override fields from it, or add
new fields. The reference data, from whatever source, is
assigned to a set of troff strings. Macro packages such as
ms(5) print the finished reference text from these strings.
A flag is placed in the text at the point of reference. By
default, the references are indicated by numbers.
When refer is used with eqn(1), neqn, or tbl(1), refer
should be used first in the sequence, to minimize the volume
of data passed through pipes.
-b Bare mode - do not put any flags in text (neither
numbers or labels).
-e Accumulate references instead of leaving the refer-
ences where encountered, until a sequence of the form:
is encountered, and then write out all references col-
lected so far. Collapse references to the same source.
-n Do not search the default file.
-ar Reverse the first r author names (Jones, J. A. instead
of J. A. Jones). If r is omitted, all author names
Capitalize (with SMALL CAPS) the fields whose key-
letters are in string.
-kx Instead of numbering references, use labels as speci-
fied in a reference data line beginning with the char-
acters %x; By default, x is L.
-lm,n Instead of numbering references, use labels from the
senior author's last name and the year of publication.
Only the first m letters of the last name and the last
n digits of the date are used. If either of m or n is
omitted, the entire name or date, respectively, is
Take the next argument as a file of references to be
searched. The default file is searched last.
Sort references by fields whose key-letters are in the
keys string, and permute reference numbers in the text
accordingly. Using this option implies the -e option.
The key-letters in keys may be followed by a number
indicating how many such fields are used, with a +
sign taken as a very large number. The default is AD,
which sorts on the senior author and date. To sort on
all authors and then the date, for instance, use the
directory of programs
directory of default publication lists and indexes
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWdoc |
addbib(1), eqn(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), nroff(1),
roffbib(1), sortbib(1), tbl(1), troff(1), attributes(5)
Man(1) output converted with