bibclean [-author] [-help] ['-?'] [-keep-initials] [-version] <infile >outfile
Here is a summary of the formatting actions:
BibTeX items are formatted into a consistent structure with one key = \"value pair per line, and the initial @ and trailing right brace in column 1.
Text outside BibTeX entries is passed through verbatim..
Outer parentheses around entries are converted to braces.
Long string values are split at a blank and continued onto the next line with leading indentation.
Tabs are expanded into blank strings; their use is discouraged because they inhibit portability, and can suffer corruption in electronic mail.
Personal names in author and editor field values are normalized to the form ``P. D. Q. Bach'', from ``P.D.Q. Bach'' and ``Bach, P.D.Q.''.
The standardized format of the output of bibclean facilitates the later application of simple filters to process the text for extraction of items, and also is the one expected by the GNU Emacs BibTeX support functions.
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