ams2bib, version 1.0: convert AmSTeX bibliography into BibTeX Copyright (C) Arthur G. Werschulz <firstname.lastname@example.org> May be freely redistributed under the Gnu Public License. ams2bib is a Perl script. Its input is a file consisting of AmSTeX bibliography entries. It produces a file consisting of the same bibliographic entries, but in BibTeX format. Since ams2bib is written in Perl, it should run on any system on which Perl is installed. It has been tested on the following platforms: RedHat Linux Solaris Macintosh Using ams2bib is very simple: If you have a file "foo.tex" consisting of AmSTeX bibliographic references, the command "ams2bib foo" produces a file "foo.bib" containing the translations of these references into BibTeX. Keys are automatically generated, based on the authors' names and yuear of publication. Note: AmSTeX does not support the wide variety of reference types that BibTeX does. For example, the only way to indicate a technical report in AmSTeX is to use the \paper referece, with the \paperinfo field giving the technical report information. Hence, a tool such as ams2bib would be hard-pressed to produce a @TechReport bibliographic entry. Indeed, ams2bib only produces @Article, @Book, and @InBook entries. This means that it may be necessary to hand-edit the resulting BibTeX file, looking for these kinds of corrections. This package consists of the following files: README this file ams2bib the program itself ams2bib.1 the Unix man page for ams2bib ams2bib.txt a plain text version of the Unix man page One final comment: TeX has been a major part of my professional life over the last (almost) twenty years. Although ams2bib is a tiny little utility that only a few people may actually find useful, I am glad to be able to make a contribution (no matter how small) to the TeX community. Art Werschulz
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ams2bib – Convert AMS-TeX style bibliography entries to BibTeX
Ams2bib is a simple Perl script that takes an AMS-TeX file as input and creates a BibTeX database as output.
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|License||GNU General Public License|
|Copyright||2000 Arthur G. Werschulz|
|Maintainer||Arthur G. Werschulz|
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