BibTool: A Tool for Manipulating Bib­TeX Data Bases

Bib­TeX pro­vides an easy to use means to integrate citations and bib­lio­gra­phies into LaTeX do­cu­ments. But the user is left alone with the ma­na­ge­ment of the Bib­TeX files. The pro­gram BibTool is intended to fill this gap. BibTool allows the ma­ni­pu­la­tion of Bib­TeX files which goes beyond the pos­si­bi­li­ties – and in­ten­tions – of Bib­TeX. The pos­si­bi­li­ties of BibTool include

BibTool con­tains a do­cu­men­ta­tion written in LaTeX of more than 70 pa­ges (and still growing).

BibTool is written in C and has been compiled on va­ri­ous ope­ra­ting sys­tems like flavors of UN*X and MSDOG machines. It is dis­tri­bu­ted in source code. No compiled versions are available from the au­thor (Use­less to ask!).


Here you can down­load the sources and do­cu­men­ta­tion for version 2.61:

Code for the pro­gram and the do­cu­men­ta­tion
BibTool-2.61.tar.gz, 706 kb
Signature: BibTool-2.61.tar.gz.asc
Do­cu­men­ta­tion in PDF for­mat
bib­tool.pdf, 694 kb
re­fer­ence card in PDF-For­mat
ref_card.pdf, 172 kb
Do­cu­men­ta­tion of the C interface in PDF-For­mat
c_lib.pdf, 437 kb


Pro­ject Re­po­si­to­ry

The sources of BibTool are stored in a pub­lic re­po­si­to­ry. It is hosted by GitHub:


BibTool can be found on CTAN in the di­rec­to­ry