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INDXBIB(1)                                                                                        INDXBIB(1)



NAME
       indxbib - make inverted index for bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS
       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 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/groff/1.19.2/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/groff/1.19.2/eign
                      List of common words.

       indxbibXXXXXX  Temporary file.

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



Groff Version 1.19.2                            27 June 2001                                      INDXBIB(1)

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