[OS X TeX] [Q]: extracting a paper-specific .bib file from a .bib database

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed Jan 24 14:49:34 EST 2007

Hi Fabrizio,
On Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at 11:11AM, "Fabrizio Sebastiani" <fabrizio.sebastiani at isti.cnr.it> wrote:

>I would like to know if anyone knows about a Mac OS X application for
>extracting a paper-specific .bib file from one or more .bib databases;
>basically, the application should generate, from an .aux file, a .bib file
>with the same entries present in the .bbl file generated for a specific
>paper, with the only difference that the format of the entries is .bib and
>not .bbl.

If you open the .bib file in BibDesk, drag-and-drop the .aux file on BibDesk's main window after running LaTeX/BibTeX, and BibDesk will select the relevant items for you.  You can then copy or drag those to a new file.

>I know that there is an application called "citefind" in the Unix world
>that does a similar thing; I'd simply like to know if there is a real Mac
>OS X application that does this, since using Unix stuff is just too geeky
>for me.

Hopefully this solution qualifies ;).


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