CTAN submission -- BibTool 2.46

Reinhard Zierke zierke at dante.de
Thu Feb 14 22:27:30 CET 2002

----- Forwarded message from Gerd Neugebauer -----
I have uploaded the following two files to ftp.dante.de/incoming


The first one is meant to replace the file 
The second file should be unpacked in the same directory to update the 
HTML gif and dvi files residing there (The new HTML version of the 
manual isn't availlable yet).

BibTool is distributed under the GPL. The Readme file follows.

	  BibTool: A Tool for Manipulating BibTeX Data Bases

BibTeX provides    an easy to  use means   to integrate  citations and
bibliographies into LaTeX documents.  But the user  is left alone with
the management of the BibTeX files. The program BibTool is intended to
fill this gap.  BibTool allows the  manipulation of BibTeX files which
goes  beyond the possibilities --- and intentions  --- of BibTeX.  The
possibilities of BibTool include

* Pretty-printing BibTeX data bases adjustable by lots of parameters.

* Syntactic checks with error recovery superior to BibTeX and helpful
   error messages.

* Semantic checks can be specified by the user.

* Sorting  and  merging of  BibTeX  data  bases according   to a  free
   definable sort key.

* Generation  of uniform reference keys  according to predefined rules
   or according to an own specification.

* Selecting references  used in  one  publication which are found   by
   analyzing an .aux file.

* Selecting references by a set of criteria (regular expressions).

* Controlled rewriting    of fields utilizing  regular expressions  to
   specify the rewriting rules.

* Macro  (String)  expansion to  eliminate the  need  of  extra string

* Collecting statistics about one or more BibTeX data bases.

BibTool  contains a  documentation written  in  LaTeX of  more than 60
pages (and still growing).

BibTool is written  in C and  has  been compiled on  various operating
systems like flavors of UN*X and MSDOG machines.  It is distributed in
source code.   No compiled  versions  are  available from  the  author
(Useless to ask!).

BibTool can be obtained from the CTAN archives:

* ftp.dante.de:/tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/utils/bibtool
* ftp.tex.ac.uk:/tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/utils/bibtool
* ctan.tug.org:/tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/utils/bibtool

Get  the  file BibTool-x.xx.tar.gz  where  x.xx is the version number.
Unpack it with the command (on UN*X)

	gunzip < BibTool-x.xx.tar.gz | tar -xvf -

Alternatively get the file  BibTool-x.xx.zip where x.xx is the version
number.  Unpack it with the command

	unzip BibTool-x.xx.zip

It will create  a  directory  named  BibTool-x.xx which contains   the
installation instructions in the file INSTALL.
----- End forwarded message -----

Thanks for the upload.  I installed the new version as suggested in
replacing the ild files.

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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