[texhax] bibtex : number of authors before et. al.

Lepore, Bryan Bryan.Lepore at umassmed.edu
Thu Sep 9 21:19:53 CEST 2010

i'm using the latest custom-bib package and texlive 2009 and i am running tex on a .dbj to get a .bst for bibtex.

[1] is there a non-interactive script i am overlooking to avoid screwing up an entry while running tex makebst?

i would like to have citations of more than 5 authors printed out with authors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, et. al., and then citations with exactly 5 authors as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. here's what i tried : 

i found the next lines in the .dbj and assumed that's all i need, and adjusted them to read (trimmed): 

  nmlm,%: Limited authors
    x5,%: Maximum of 5 authors
    m1,%: Minimum of 5 authors
  mcite,%: Some other truncation scheme
  mct-5,%: One, Two, Three, Four, Five et al
  mct-x5,%: Five authors

.... but this still comes up author 1 et. al instead of author 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 et al.


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