Refer readme


Utroff refer is a modification of the heirloom refer tools which manages references for troff. The modification of this tools has two aims :

Build and install

To build and install, edit the file config.mk from the root directory, and run :

make install

In some circumstances, you might need utroff tools themselves to build the manual pages. In that case, build and install binaries before manual pages like this :

make installbin
make installman

You can uninstall files and clean the working directory :

make uninstall
make clean

For a more complete description of the build process, look at the README in the root directory.


Refer and the other binaries are distributed under the CDDL 1.0 license. Manual pages of refer and sortbib are distributed under the The manual pages of hunt, inv, mkey and referformat have been made from Some applications of inverted indexes on the Unix system by M. E. Lesk, which was part of the Unix User Supplementary Document distributed under the original BSD license, as said on the Berkely Software Documentation webpage.

Help and bugs

Don’t hesitate to ask questions at help at utroff dot org. Please, send bugs and patches at help at utroff dot org.