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Simple bibliography manager

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# pdfs
Simple Bibliography Database

## Introduction

This tool manages article PDFs. This tool is based on two working principles.
First, DOIs are central. Only documents with a DOI can be stored in the
database. All metadata is acquired through the [Crossref](
[API]( through DOIs scraped from the
PDF or entered by the user. Second, document repositories are local to a
directory hierarchy. For example, if I have a project based in ~/projects/foo,
I can create a document repository by

cd ~/projects/foo
pdfs init

This creates a new direcory in ~/projects/foo called articles. All PDFs
imported into the database will be copied here. Running `pdfs` in
~/projects/foo, or any directory below it will use the repository at

## Commands

usage: pdfs command ...

| Command | Description |
| add | Import new PDF into repository |
| aux2bib | Read LaTeX .aux file and dump a .bib file |
| bibtex | Dump bibtex for keys |
| edit | Edit bibtex, metadata and file attachments |
| import | Import entries from other database |
| info | Print information about current repository |
| init | Initialize new document repository |
| list | List all items in database |
| search | Search full text of PDF |
| view | View article PDF and attachements |
| watch | Watch a directory for new pdf files to add |
| www | Spin up http server |

## Command line completion

Command line autocomplete support via

To start quickly with zsh:

autoload bashcompinit
eval "$(register-python-argcomplete pdfs)"

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