Langue: en

Version: 21 Nov 2008 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


hxcite - replace bibliographic references by hyperlinks


hxcite [ -b base ] [ -p pattern ] [ -a auxfile ] [ -m marker ] bibfile [ HTMLfile ]


The hxcite commands copies the HTMLfile to standard output, looking for strings of the form [[label]]. The label may not include white space and the double pair of square brackets must enclose the label without any spaces in between. If hxcite finds the label in the bibfile, the string is replaced by the pattern. The pattern can include certain variables. If the label is not found in bibfile, it is left unchanged.

The default pattern replaces the string with a hyperlink, but if the -p option is used, the replacement can be any pattern. The input doesn't even have to be HTML.

If the label is enclosed in {{...}} instead of [[...]], it is copied to the output unchanged and not replaced by the pattern, but the label is still searched in the bibfile.


The following options are supported:
-p pattern
Specifies the pattern by which the string [[label]] is replaced. The pattern may include the variables %b (which will be replaced by the value of the -b option), %m (which will be replaced by the value of the -m option) and %L (which will be replaced by the label). The default pattern is
 <a href="%b#%L" rel="biblioentry">[%L]<!--{{%m%L}}--></a>
-b base
Sets the value for the %b variable in the pattern. Typically this is set to a relative or absolute URL. By default this value is an empty string.
-a auxfile
All labels that have been found and replaced are also written to a file. This is so that hxmkbib(1) can find them and create a bibliography. The default auxfile is constructed from the name of the HTMLfile by removing the last extension (if any) and replacing it by ".aux". If no HTMLfile is given, the default name is "aux.aux".
-m marker
By default, the program looks for "[[name]]", but it can be made to look for "[[#name]]" where # is some string, usually a symbol such as '!' or '='. This allows references to be classified, e.g., "[[!name]]" for normative references and "[[name]]" for non-normative references.


The following operands are supported:
The name of a bibliographic database must be given. It must be a file in refer(1) format and every entry must have at least a %L field, which is used as label. (Entries without such a field will be ignored.)
The name of the input file is optional. If absent, hxcite will read from stdin. The file in fact does not have to be an HTML file, but the default pattern (see the -p option) assumes HTML.


The following exit values are returned:
Successful completion.
> 0
An error occurred. Usually this is because a file could not be opened. Very rarely it may also be an out of memory error.


asc2xml(1), hxmkbib(1), hxnormalize(1), hxnum(1), hxprune(1), hxtoc(1), hxunent(1), xml2asc(1), UTF-8 (RFC 2279)


refer(1) does not require the %L (label) field to be present in every entry. However, hxcite does not implement refer's keyword search and requires a label instead.