Pubs – bibliography on the command line

Pubs brings your bibliography to the command line.

Pubs organizes your bibliographic documents together with the bibliographic data associated to them and provides command line access to basic and advanced manipulation of your library.

The software is written in the Python programming language.

Pubs is built with the following principles in mind:

  • All papers are referenced using unique citation keys.
  • Bibliographic data (i.e. pure BibTeX information) is kept separated from metadata (including links to pdf or tags).
  • Everything is stored in plain text so it can be manually edited or version controlled.

Features include:

  • Customization – designed to interact with your command line tool chain.
  • Document management – attach a document to a reference, and open documents automatically from the command line.
  • Autocompletion.

Developer: Fabien Benureau, Olivier Mangin, and contributors
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0

Pubs is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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