2-cent tip: BibTex to bibitem format

by Amit


I learnt this tip from:

Just putting it up here on my space, so as to replicate this awesomely useful tip so that I can quickly refer here when I need it and also for Google-fu to find it so that it may save some time for you, reader:

Steps:

Create a refs.bib file with all the BibTex entries, which are easily available from Google Scholar or similar

Create a “dummy” .tex file with the following entries:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\nocite{*}
\bibliography{refs}
\bibliographystyle{plain}
\end{document}

Now, do the following:

$ latex dummy
$ bibtex dummy
$ bibtex dummy
$ latex dummy

You will see a dummy.bbl file containing all your BibTex entries in \bibitem format.
Peace.

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