[OS X TeX] aid with urlbst on a custom-bib file

Simon Lisney simon at lisney.co.uk
Sun Aug 27 15:56:18 EDT 2006

Thanks a lot for your feedback Norman. I will check out the  
information you have
updated and give it another go.


On 27 Aug 2006, at 16:47, Norman Gray wrote:

> Simon, hello.
> On 2006 Aug 24 , at 20.46, Simon Lisney wrote:
>> I am not sure if urlbst will work on a custom-bib created .bst but  
>> wanted to give it a go.
> Urlbst won't work on _everything_ (the parsing is already very  
> messy), but I'd hope it would work on custom-bib output.  If not,  
> do let me know.
>> then entered;
>> urlbst [mystyle.bst [mynewstyle.bst]]
>> but it did not run.
> I take it that you entered that text literally, yes?  (as Mark  
> Oilcan remarked, it's useful to cut-and-paste exactly what the  
> response was).
> The square brackets are a conventional way of showing optional  
> (Unix) arguments, so 'urlbst [input-file [output-file]]' indicates  
> that usages
> urlbst
> urlbst input-file
> urlbst input-file output-file
> will all be accepted by the script.  Where a file is missing, the  
> input or output will be from/to the standard input and standard  
> output respectively (ie, the keyboard and the screen by default).
> Though the urlbst webpage has an example command line, I realise  
> now that the manual doesn't.  So I've added one, and you can find  
> that at <http://nxg.me.uk/dist/urlbst/urlbst.pdf>.  If you spot any  
> other infelicities in the manual, now would be a good time to point  
> them out.
> All the best,
> Norman

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