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sortbib [option ] files

Sort one or more bibliographic databases. Typically used for printing with roffbib . Up to 16 databases may be sorted. Records may not exceed 4096 bytes in length.


-s keys

Sort on the given keys . The first four keys influence the sort; the rest are ignored. Letters in keys correspond to the key letters in bibliography entries. Append a + to a letter to sort completely by that key before moving to the next.


Sort by authors first, then by date:

sortbib -sA+D myrefs |


Sort by author, title, and date:

sortbib -sATD myrefs |


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