BibTeX-Ruby is a fairly complete library and parser for BibTeX bibliography files; it offers an interface to manage, search, or convert BibTeX objects in Ruby. It is designed to support all BibTeX objects (including @comment, string-replacements via @string, as well as string concatenation using '#') and handles all content outside of BibTeX objects as 'meta content' which may or may not be included in post-processing. BibTeX-Ruby also includes a name parser to support comfortable access to the individual tokens of name values.
$ [sudo] gem install bibtex-ruby $ irb >> require 'bibtex' => true >> b = BibTeX.open('./ruby.bib') >> b[:pickaxe] => "2009" >> b[:pickaxe].title => "Programming Ruby 1.9: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide" >> b[:pickaxe].author.length => 3 >> b[:pickaxe].author.to_s => "Thomas, Dave and Fowler, Chad and Hunt, Andy" >> b[:pickaxe].author.first => "Andy" >> b['@book'].length => 3 >> b['@article'].length => 0 >> b['@book[year=2009]'].length => 1
If you just want to use it:
$ [sudo] gem install bibtex-ruby
If you want to work with the sources:
$ git clone http://github.com/inukshuk/bibtex-ruby.git $ cd bibtex-ruby $ [sudo] bundle install $ rake racc $ rake rdoc $ rake features $ rake test
For extra credit, fork the project on GitHub.