miktex-bibtex — make a bibliography for LaTeX
This man page is an adaption of the corresponding TeX Live man page.
BibTeX reads the top-level auxiliary
.aux) file that was output during the running of
and creates a bibliography (
.bbl) file that will
incorporated into the document on subsequent runs of LaTeX or TeX.
BibTeX looks up, in bibliographic database
.bib) files specified by the \bibliography command, the entries specified by
the \cite and \nocite commands in the LaTeX or TeX source
file. It formats the information from those entries according to
instructions in a bibliography style (
(specified by the \bibliographystyle
command, and it outputs the results to the
The LaTeX reference manual explains what a LaTeX source file
must contain to work with BibTeX. Appendix B of the manual
describes the format of the
.bib files. The
BibTeXing document describes extensions and
details of this format, and it gives other useful hints for using
Pretend to be program
name, i.e., set program (and memory dump) name to
name. This may affect the search paths and other values used. Using this option is equivalent to copying the program file to
Disable automatic installation of packages. Specifying this option overrules settings in the MiKTeX configuration data store.
Enable automatic installation of packages. Specifying this option overrules settings in the MiKTeX configuration data store.
Give help and exit.
This option is only available on Windows systems: show the manual page in an HTML Help window and exit when the window is closed.
Add the directory
dirto the head of the list of directories to be searched for input files.
Defines the minimum number of crossrefs required for automatic inclusion of the crossref'd entry on the citation list; the default is two.
Suppress all output, except errors.
Enable trace messages. The
tracestreamsargument, if specified, is a comma-separated list of trace stream names (Chapter 9, Trace Streams).
Show version information and exit.
Extra paths to locate
Extra paths to locate
Comma-separated list of trace stream names (see Chapter 9, Trace Streams). If this variable is set, then MiKTeX programs will write trace messages into the configured log sink.