BibTeX formatting recommendations

Mike Marchywka marchywka at
Mon Sep 23 21:30:19 CEST 2019

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 08:16:57AM -0600, Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:
> Please have a look at the documents

Sorry I did not see this earlier, hotmail sent it to my junk folder :)

> 	BibTeX Information and Tutorial
> 	BibTeX meets relational databases
> at links from
> Our archives here that I have maintained for 25+ years now contain
> more than 1.5 million entries, so I have a lot of experience, and
> definite views on, BibTeX formatting.  There are numerous tools that
> are freely available from
> Look for the ones with bib in their names, notably, bibclean,
> biblabel, biborder, bibsort, and cattobib.

I thought something like this may exist but it is not
uncommon to be better off writing my own similiars.
Now I can see what I missed :) 
Right now, my c++ code probably does a lot of similar things including
integrating my comments into the bibentry when the script did not
insert a url already ( the script did usually include the page
I was looking at and the url it finally found for the bibtex).

I did get caught up on a lot of wierd things in the hunt for
bugs- like assuming page numbers need to be numeric- but
I'm getting a better idea of what is going on ( bibliography
is about the last thing I was going to look at but I was getting
so many and had the scripts started I needed to sanity check to
avoid being unable to find a reference later ).

> There is also extensive emacs editing support in
> In particular, emacs functions allow be to generate a new citation
> label in the format produced by biblabel with just two keystrokes.
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