Archive structure

The top-level bibnet directory contains subdirectories named

authors         bibliographies of individuals, in subdirectories keyed
                by the first letter of the last name

subjects        bibliographies by subject

tools           software for maintaining bibliographies, and templates
                for creating new entries in text editors

Within these directories, the following file extensions are widely used:

.bib            BibTeX bibliography database file
.ltx            LaTeX wrapper file to typeset BibTeX file
.sed            UNIX sed script for changing old citation labels to new form
.sub            Citation label substitution file for citesub (part of
                biblabel distribution)
.twx            title word cross-reference file

These also appear, though less frequently:

.awk            awk/nawk/gawk programs
.awx            address cross-reference file
.bst            BibTeX bibliography style file
.ewx            author/editor cross-reference file
.iwx            institution cross-reference file
.jwx            journal cross-reference file
.pwx            publisher cross-reference file
.sok            spelling exception list
.sty            LaTeX style file

Generation of these auxiliary files is controlled by the Makefile(s)
contained in the collection.

Each directory also contains an "index" file that summarizes the
contents, and "00dir.*" and "00tdir.*" files that are alphabetical and
reverse time-ordered directory listings created nightly.