bibzbladd (1) - Linux Manuals

bibzbladd: add Zbl numbers to papers in a given bib file

NAME - add Zbl numbers to papers in a given bib file


bibzbladd [-d] [-f] [-e 1|0] [-o output] bib_file


Debug mode
If 1 (default), add an empty zblnumber if a zbl cannot be found. This prevents repeated searches for the same entries if you add new entries to the file. Calling "-e 0" suppresses this behavior.
Force searching for Zbl numbers even if the entry already has one.
-o output
Output file. If this option is not used, the name for the output file is formed by adding "_zbl" to the input file


The script reads a BibTeX file. It checks whether the entries have Zbls. If not, tries to contact internet to get the numbers. The result is a BibTeX file with the fields "zblnumber=..." added.

The name of the output file is either set by the -o option or is derived by adding the suffix "_zbl" to the output file.


Boris Veytsman


Copyright (C) 2014-2021 Boris Veytsman

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