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bbl2bib: convert thebibliography environment to a bib file

NAME

bbl2bib.pl - convert thebibliography environment to a bib file

SYNOPSIS

bbl2bib.pl [-d] [-u] [-o output] file

OPTIONS

[-d]
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 ".bib"
-u
Do not clean URL fields.

Normally "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.

DESCRIPTION

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.

INPUT FILE

We assume some structure of the input file:
1.
The bibliography is contained between the lines

   \begin{thebibliography}...

and

   \end{thebibliography}
2.
Each bibliography item starts from the line

   \bibitem[...]{....}

EXAMPLES

   bbl2bib  -o - file.tex > result.bib
   bbl2bib  -o result.bib file.bbl
   bbl2bib  file.tex

AUTHOR

Boris Veytsman

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.