[OS X TeX] BibTool i-Package released

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Apr 7 16:13:02 EDT 2004

On 7 apr 2004, at 22:01, Jon Crump wrote:

> Being a bit of a computer klutz, I can't help thinking I've missed
> something obvious. I've used G's latest iInstaller to install BibTool, 
> and
> the file appears to have been installed in /usr/local/bin, but I can't
> seem to call it from the command line. which does not find it either. 
> ls
> -l shows it thus:
> -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  admin  201592 Apr  4 05:26 /usr/local/bin/bibtool

That should run. I assume you have other tools (notably TeX) installed 
through i-Installer?
Can you post the output of echo $PATH
Can you post the output of file /usr/local/bin/bibtool

To my surprise bibtool does not respond to -h or --help (I thought that 
that was one of the good conventions brought about by GNU), but man 
bibtool gives a description on how to use it. Without input files, it 
expects input from the terminal, so you'd have to type the entries by 
hand if you just run the program (exit it with ctrl-C or ctrl-D).


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