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jabref - graphical frontend to manage BibTeX databases


jabref [options] [bibtex-file]


JabRef is a graphical Java application for editing bibtex (.bib) databases. JabRef lets
you organize your entries into overlapping logical groups, and with a single click limit
your view to a single group or an intersection or union of several groups. You can
customize the entry information shown in the main window, and sort by any of the standard
Bibtex fields. JabRef can autogenerate bibtex keys for your entries. JabRef also lets you
easily link to PDF or web sources for your reference entries.
JabRef can import from and export to several formats, and you can customize export
filters. JabRef can be run as a command line application to convert from any import format
to any export format.


-a, --aux=<STRING>
Subdatabase from aux: file[.aux],new[.bib]

-b, --blank=<BOOLEAN>
Do not open any files at startup

-d, --prdef=<STRING>
Reset preferences (key1,key2,... or 'all')

-f, --fetch=<STRING>
Run Fetcher, e.g. "--fetch=Medline:cancer"

-h, --help=<BOOLEAN>
Display help on command line options and a list of available import/export formats

-i, --import=<STRING>
Import file: filename[,import format]

Import to open tab

-l, --loads=<BOOLEAN>
Load session

-m, --exportMatches=<STRING>

-n, --nogui=<BOOLEAN>
No GUI. Only process command line options.

-o, --output=<STRING>
Output or export file: filename[,export format]

-p, --primp=<STRING>
Import preferences from file

-s, --nosplash=<BOOLEAN>
Do not show splash window at startup

-v, --version=<BOOLEAN>
Display version

-x, --prexp=<STRING>
Export preferences to file


Export a selection of references:

jabref -m '(author=bock or title|keywords="computer methods") and not
(author=sager)',output.html,html -n true inputfile.bib

For information referring to the search function see the documentation for 'advanced
Custom export formats can be added within the program (options - manage custom
exports). Available export formats are listed by the help (jabref -h).


This program is a shell script wrapper based on java-wrappers(7). You therefore benefit
from several features; please see the java-wrappers(7) manual page for more information
about them.

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