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 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.
-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). Usually dir
will be a symbolic link that points to the directory printed by
-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
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.
The index should be named basename.i.
-tn Truncate keys to n. Initially n is 6.
Ind.i Default index name.
List of common words.
refer(1), lkbib(1), lookbib(1)
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