cb2bib [--conf [filename.conf]] [action] [filename1 [filename2 ... ]]
c2bimport <imported reference file>
c2bciter [space-separated list of BibTeX files or directories]
Captured references are provided to the user for inspection in a graphical form. Once validated, the references are transformed into BibTeX records which might be appended to a user-defined BibTeX bib file.
The software allows to peruse a BibTeX file and to send to the clipboard a citation of all the records currently selected. A pipe is also setup with the LyX LaTeX editor.
When invoked with the -h | --help option, cb2bib lists all the options that are available on the command line.
c2bimport is equivalent to using cb2bib --import (this variant takes only one file name as parameter).
c2bciter is equivalent to using cb2bib --citer.
--bibedit [filename1.bib [filename2.bib ... ]] Edit/browse BibTeX files
--citer [filename1.bib [filename2.bib ... ]] Start cb2Bib citer
--import <tmp_reference_filename> Imports reference, usually from ad hoc websites
--doc2bib fn1.doc [fn2.doc ... ] reference.bib Extract reference from document file
--txt2bib fn1.txt [fn2.txt ... ] reference.bib Extract reference from text file
--html-annote filename.tex Convert annote file to HTML
--view-annote filename.tex Convert and visualize annote file
--view-annote filename.tex.html Visualize annote file
Alt A: Open cb2Bib Annote
Alt B: Edit Bookmarks
Alt C: Preparses cb2Bib's clipboard
Alt D: Deletes temporary BibTeX output file
Alt E: Edit Regular Expressions
Alt F: Select File source filename
Alt I: Insert Regular Expression
Alt J: Edit Journal Abbreviations
Alt O: Open File Document
Alt P: Postprocess BibTeX
Alt R: Restarts automatic recognition
Esc: Quits cb2Bib popup menu
Right: Click Editor popup menu
cb2bib --import tmp_reference_filename Imports a reference from a file
cb2bib --bibedit filename.bib Edits BibTeX filename.bib
cb2bib --conf Starts cb2Bib in USB mode
cb2bib --doc2bib *.pdf references.bib Extracts references from PDF title pages
Use switch --conf to particularize specific settings for specific actions.
If starting the cb2Bib from a removable media use the command 'cb2bib --conf' without configuration filename. Settings will be read from and written to /cb2bib/full/path/cb2bib.conf, being therefore independent of the mounting address that the host computer will provide.
To import references from a browser select when asked c2bimport, which expands to 'cb2bib --import %f'. The browser will provide the temporary reference filename. The temporary file is deleted once imported.
A number of factors influence the reliability of automatic extractions. Consider writing customized regular expressions and network queries, and use metadata when available.
The commands --doc2bib and --txt2bib do not append the references to the references.bib. They create a new file, or silently overwrites it if already exists.
The website http://www.molspaces.com/d_cb2bib-overview.php has detailed instructions corresponding to different use cases.
P. Constans (2007) "Approximate textual retrieval", arXiv:0705.0751.
Filippo Rusconi <email@example.com>
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