[texhax] Converting .bbl to .bst

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at uninsubria.it
Mon Feb 7 12:58:01 CET 2011

> Due to some reason I have a huge bbl file and would like to 
> extract bst file. Certain cleanup after is possible.
> I am not sure if there is any script allowing to do this.

Not quite sure what you mean here - I think you may have got your extensions
mixed up.  There are three types involved in BibTeX'ing bibliographies:

bib: contains your "raw" bibliography data
bst: contains instructions on how BibTeX should process the raw data in a
bib file
bbl: contains the output from BibTeX opaerating on a bib on the basis of the
chosen bst

You certainly can't generate bst's from bbl's and if your bbl is huge then
it just means you cited a huge number of papers.

Cheers,  Phil

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