.bib help

Alan E. Davis lngndvs at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 20:25:10 CEST 2019

This is possibly off topic, at least in part.

I took a shortcut path to print out bibliographies from *.bib files,
involving, on GNU/Linux, the installation of the cb2Bib package.  In the
"tools" directory of the installation is a script, "bib2pdf" that makes
short work of the job of printing a structured bibliography.  I went to
some additional extent, with the help of the developer of this package, to
edit the source code to enable editing of the Annotate field from cb2Bib.
I think this is not how this program is meant to be run, but it is part and
parcel of my workflow now, for generating on the fly bibliography
printouts.  Cb2Bib is a remarkable tool for getting citations into the
bibliography, semi-intelligently.  It does more than I have gotten my head
around.  It runs only on GNU/Linux, and possibly OS/X, any system with bash
and LaTeX of some kind installed.  The script is pretty much hard-coded to
print certain fields, but can be tweaked to include  the Annotation field.
This involved also a couple of minor edits to a *bst file.  It has all been
worth it, especially with the ability to use cb2Bib.  Again, the script can
be run on a *.bib file, on its own.

I know.  I know.  I took the shortcut path, and missed out on all the fun
of learning to do it with LaTeX or TeX, bibTeX, or bibLaTeX, etc.  But it
has indeed been much more workable, for me, than any of the skeleton files
I have tried to use.   For me.  YMMV.

I'd be glad to communicate with anyone who wants to know more.

Alan Davis

On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 11:35 PM Uwe Ziegenhagen <ziegenhagen at gmail.com>

> Hi Christopher,
> have a look at the following file:
> https://github.com/dante-ev/dtk-bibliography/blob/master/dtk-bibliography.tex
> It prints out the complete bibliography for the German LaTeX User Group
> journal, the "Texnische Komödie"
> The Bib-file is there as well:
> https://github.com/dante-ev/dtk-bibliography/blob/master/dtk-bibliography.bib
> as well as the final result:
> https://github.com/dante-ev/dtk-bibliography/blob/master/dtk-bibliography.pdf
> Uwe
> Am Sa., 30. März 2019 um 03:52 Uhr schrieb Christopher W. Ryan <
> cryan at binghamton.edu>:
>> This is cool. Had not heard of it before. Is this for bibtex, or
>> biblatex, or both? I usually use biblatex.  Would you be willing to
>> share a MWE for such a task?
>> Thanks.
>> --Chris Ryan
>> Paulo Ney de Souza wrote:
>> > Just build a document with a single command:
>> >
>> > \nocite{*}
>> >
>> > Paulo Ney
>> >
>> > On Fri, Mar 29, 2019, 10:08 PM steve kolars <bkfuth at gmail.com
>> > <mailto:bkfuth at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >
>> >     I have searched and searched for how to do a specific thing with a
>> >     .bib file and have not been able to find a resource on exactly what
>> >     I want to do. I understand how to create the file, and I understand
>> >     how to cite and have latex create a PDF for me. Building regular
>> >     documents is not a problem.
>> >
>> >     What I want to do is to use a rather large .bib file that I have. I
>> >     am trying to print out a PDF that is only a bibliography. What I
>> >     want to do is build the bibliography with everything from my .bib
>> >     file. I could build a document by citing every entry in the .bib
>> >     file--but there has to be a better way.
>> >
>> >     Thank you in advance for your assistance,
>> >     Stephen Kolars
>> >
> --
> Dr. Uwe Ziegenhagen
> 0179-7476050
> <http://www.uweziegenhagen.de>

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