indxbib - make inverted index for bibliographic databases
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.
file] [-d dir]
[-h n] [-i
string] [-k n]
[-l n] [-n
n] [-o file]
[-t n] [filename ...]
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
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.
Whitespace is permitted between a command-line option and its argument.
- Print the version number.
- Index whole files. Each file is a separate record.
- Read the list of common words from file instead of
- 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
- 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.
- Don't index the contents of fields whose names are in string.
Initially string is XYZ.
- 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.
- Use at most n keys per input record. Initially n is
- Discard keys that are shorter than n. Initially n is 3.
- Discard the n most common words. Initially n is 100.
- The index should be named basename.i.
- Truncate keys to n. Initially n is 6.
- Default index name.
- List of common words.
- Temporary file.