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indxbib(1)               General Commands Manual              indxbib(1)

Name         top

       indxbib - make inverted index for bibliographic databases

Synopsis         top

       indxbib [-w] [-c common-words-file] [-d dir] [-f list-file]
               [-h n] [-i string] [-k n] [-l n] [-n n] [-o file] [-t n]
               [file ...]

       indxbib --help

       indxbib -v
       indxbib --version

Description         top

       indxbib makes an inverted index for the bibliographic databases
       in each file for use with refer(1), lookbib(1), and lkbib(1).
       Each created index is named file.i; writing is done to a
       temporary file which is then renamed to this.  If no file
       operands are given on the command line because the -f option has
       been used, and no -o option is given, the index will be named

       Bibliographic databases are divided into records by blank lines.
       Within a record, each field starts with a % character at the
       beginning of a line.  Fields have a one letter name that follows
       the % character.

       The values set by the -c, -n, -l, and -t options are stored in
       the index: when the index is searched, keys will be discarded and
       truncated in a manner appropriate to these options; the original
       keys will be used for verifying that any record found using the
       index actually contains the keys.  This means that a user of an
       index need not know whether these options were used in the
       creation of the index, provided that not all the keys to be
       searched for would have been discarded during indexing and that
       the user supplies at least the part of each key that would have
       remained after being truncated during indexing.  The value set by
       the -i option is also stored in the index and will be used in
       verifying records found using the index.

Options         top

       --help displays a usage message, while -v and --version show
       version information; all exit afterward.

       -c common-words-file
              Read the list of common words from file instead of /usr/

       -d dir Use dir as the pathname of the current working directory
              to store in the index, instead of the path printed by
              pwd(1).  Usually dir will be a symbolic link that points
              to the directory printed by pwd(1).

       -f list-file
              Read the files to be indexed from file.  If file is -,
              files will be read from the standard input.  The -f option
              can be given at most once.

       -i string
              Don't index the contents of fields whose names are in
              string.  Field names are one character each.  Initially,
              string is XYZ.

       -h n   Use the first prime greater than or equal to n for the
              size of the hash table.  Larger values of n will usually
              make searching faster, but will make the index larger and
              indxbib use more memory.  Initially, n is 997.

       -k n   Use at most n keys per input record.  Initially, n is 100.

       -l n   Discard keys that are shorter than n.  Initially, n is 3.

       -n n   Discard the n most common words.  Initially, n is 100.

       -o basename
              The index should be named basename.i.

       -t n   Truncate keys to n.  Initially, n is 6.

       -w     Index whole files.  Each file is a separate record.

Files         top

       file.i Index.

       Ind.i  Default index name.

              List of common words.  The traditional name, “eign”, is an
              abbreviation of “English ignored [word list]”.

              Temporary file.

See also         top

       “Some Applications of Inverted Indexes on the Unix System”, by M.
       E. Lesk, 1978, AT&T Bell Laboratories Computing Science Technical
       Report No. 69.

       refer(1), lkbib(1), lookbib(1)

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