roffbib - format and print a bibliographic database
roffbib [-e] [-h] [-m filename] [-np] [-olist] [-Q] [-raN]
[-sN] [-Tterm] [-V] [-x] [filename] ...
roffbib prints out all records in a bibliographic database,
in bibliography format rather than as footnotes or endnotes.
Generally it is used in conjunction with sortbib(1):
example% sortbib database | roffbib
roffbib accepts all options understood by nroff(1) except -i
-e Produce equally-spaced words in adjusted lines using
full terminal resolution.
-h Use output tabs during horizontal spacing to speed
output and reduce output character count. TAB settings
are assumed to be every 8 nominal character widths.
Prepend the macro file /usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.name
to the input files. There should be a space between
the -m and the macro filename. This set of macros will
replace the ones defined in
-np Number first generated page p.
Print only page numbers that appear in the comma-
separated list of numbers and ranges.
A range N-M means pages N through M; an initial -N
means from the beginning to page N; a final N- means
from page N to end.
-Q Queue output for the phototypesetter. Page offset is
set to 1 inch.
-raN Set register a (one-character) to N. The command-line
argument -rN1 will number the references starting at
Four command-line registers control formatting style
of the bibliography, much like the number registers of
ms(5). The flag -rV2 will double space the
bibliography, while -rV1 will double space references
but single space annotation paragraphs. The line
length can be changed from the default 6.5 inches to 6
inches with the -rL6i argument, and the page offset
can be set from the default of 0 to one inch by speci-
fying -rO1i (capital O, not zero).
-sN Halt prior to every N pages for paper loading or
changing (default N=1). To resume, enter NEWLINE or
Specify term as the terminal type.
-V Send output to the Versatec. Page offset is set to 1
-x If abstracts or comments are entered following the %X
field key, roffbib will format them into paragraphs
for an annotated bibliography. Several %X fields may
be given if several annotation paragraphs are desired.
file of macros used by nroff/troff
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWdoc |
addbib(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), nroff(1) refer(1), sort-
bib(1), troff(1), attributes(5)
Users have to rewrite macros to create customized formats.
Man(1) output converted with