bibtool - tool to manipulate BibTeX files

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name bibtool
Package version 2.57+ds
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.01 KB
Download size 902.66 KB
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BibTeX provides an easy to use means to integrate citations and
bibliographies into LaTeX documents. But the user is left alone with
the management of the BibTeX files. BibTool is intended to fill this
gap. BibTool allows the  manipulation of BibTeX files which goes
beyond the possibilities -- and intentions -- of BibTeX.
BibTool manipulates BibTeX database files through the command line
front-end bibtool which accepts numerous options. Modifications are
performed through resource instructions that allow the modification
of the various internal parameters determining the behavior of BibTool;
resource instructions can be grouped in resource files.
The original BibTool distribution contains a sufficient set of resource
file samples to perform basic, relevant manipulations.
BibTool contains a documentation written in LaTeX.
BibTool is written in C and has been compiled on various operating
systems like flavors of UN*X and MSDOS machines.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bibtool_2.57+ds-3_i386.deb 2.57+ds i386 Debian Main
bibtool - - -


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dpkg >= 1.14.18
libc6 >= 2.14
libkpathsea6 -
tex-common >= 4


Type URL
Binary Package bibtool_2.57+ds-3_amd64.deb
Source Package bibtool

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bibtool deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bibtool




2015-03-04 - Jerome Benoit <>
bibtool (2.57+ds-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* buffer overflow security fix (Closes: #779573).
2014-10-22 - Norbert Preining <>
bibtool (2.57+ds-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* fix location of documentation for texdoc
* add myself to uploaders
* bump standards version, no changes necessary
2014-04-26 - Jerome Benoit <>
bibtool (2.57+ds-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- integrate previous Debian fixes that silenced compiler warnings.
* Debianization:
- debian/copyright, Source field refresh;
- debian/control, Homepage field refresh;
- debian/watch, path refresh to CTAN;
- debian/patches/*, refresh.
2014-04-16 - Jerome Benoit <>
bibtool (2.56+ds-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version (Closes: #744279).
- integrate previous Debian fixes.
* Debianization:
- bump Standards Version to 3.9.5;
- debian/copyright, Source field refresh;
- debian/control, Vcs-Browser field correction;
- debian/watch, path refresh to upstream maintainer webpage as is now dead;
- debian/patches/*, refresh;
- add gpg-signature check support.
* Minor fixes submitted to the upstream maintainer.
2013-06-05 - Jerome Benoit <>
bibtool (2.55+ds-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump Standards Version to 3.9.4.
* debian/control:
- Vcs-* headers added.
* debian/copyright:
- unduplicate copyright field.
* debian/rules:
- default target, add the option --report to uscan: no more download
is now performed;
* debian/*:
- clean triming whitespaces.
2012-05-06 - Jerome Benoit <>
bibtool (2.55+ds-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Minor fixes submitted to the upstream maintainer.
2012-03-07 - Jerome Benoit <>
bibtool (2.54+ds-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump debhelper build-dep to >= 9.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.9.3.
* Hardened.
* Fix a typo in debian/control Description.
2012-02-26 - Jerome Benoit <>
bibtool (2.54+ds-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Revisit bibtool man page debianization.
* Provide the bibtool manual in compressed pdf format (rather than
in plain pdf format), as such it is not distributed compressed.
* Add a link to the bibtool manual pdf in /usr/share/doc/texmf/bibtool.
* Repack the source to drop off some substantial weight by wiping out the
third-party old library regex-0.12 source, which is unnecessary as Debian
uses regex from glibc, and related material meant for non UN*X systems.
* Add the optional get-orig-source target in debian/rules to get the currently
packaged upstream tarball and to repack it.
* Update debian/copyright wrt repacking.
* Add a default target in debian/rules which basically queries package status
with uscan; output in DEHS format.

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