bbl2bib man page
bbl2bib.pl — convert thebibliography environment to a bib file
bbl2bib.pl [-d] [-u] [-o output] file
Send debugging output to stdout
- -o output
Output file. If this option is not used, the name for the output file is formed by changing the extension to
Do not clean URL fields.
"bbl2bib"recognizes URL fields of the kind
"http://dx.doi.org"and their variants and converts them to DOI fields (see also biburl2doi(1) script). The switch -u suppresses this cleanup.
The script tries to reconstruct a
"bib" file from the corresponding
"thebibliography" environment. One can argue that this operation is akin to reconstructing a cow from the steak. The way the script does it is searching for the entry in the MR database, and creating the corresponding BibTeX fields.
The script reads a TeX or Bbl file and extracts from it the
"thebibliography" environment. For each bibitem it creates a plain text bibliography entry, and then tries to match it in the database.
We assume some structure of the input file:
The bibliography is contained between the lines
Each bibliography item starts from the line
bbl2bib -o - file.tex > result.bib bbl2bib -o result.bib file.bbl bbl2bib file.tex
Copyright and License
Copyright (C) 2014-2017 Boris Veytsman
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.