7.1 BibTeX invocation
BibTeX creates a printable bibliography (`.bbl') file from references
in a `.aux' file, generally written by TeX or LaTeX. The `.bbl' file
is then incorporated on a subsequent run. The basic bibliographic
information comes from `.bib' files, and a BibTeX style (`.bst') file
controls the precise contents of the `.bbl' file. Synopsis:
bibtex [OPTION]... AUXFILE[.aux]
The output goes to the basename of AUXFILE extended with `.bbl'; for
example, `bibtex /wherever/foo.aux' creates `./foo.bbl'. BibTeX also
writes a log file to the basename of AUXFILE extended with `.blg'.
The names of the `.bib' and `.bst' files are specified in the `.aux'
file as well, via the `\bibliography' and `\bibliographystyle' (La)TeX
macros. BibTeX searches for `.bib' files using the `BIBINPUTS' and
`TEXBIB' paths, and for `.bst' files using `BSTINPUTS' (Note: Supported
file formats.). It does no path
searching for `.aux' files.
The program accepts the following options, as well as the standard
`-help' and `-version' (Note: Common options):
Suppress the program banner and progress reports normally output.
If at least N (2 by default) bibliography entries refer to another
entry E via their `crossref' field, include E in the .bbl file,
even if it was not explicitly referenced in the .aux file. For
example, E might be a conference proceedings as a whole, with the
cross-referencing entries being individual articles published in
the proceedings. In some circumstances, you may want to avoid
these automatic inclusions altogether; to do this, make N a
sufficiently large number.
Basic LaTeXable documentation for general BibTeX users.
LaTeXable documentation for style designers.
BibTeX database file for the two above documents.
Example database file with all the standard entry types.
A very large `.bib' and `.bst' collection, including references
for all the standard TeX books and a complete bibliography for
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