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adsbibdesk 3.0.6

Add papers from arxiv.org or NASA/SAO ADS to your BibDesk bibliography.

Latest Version: 3.1.1

ADS to BibDesk: Command Line edition
====================================

This is the command line edition of ADS to BibDesk, a tool for retrieving the the bibtex, abstract and PDF of an astronomical journal article published on [ADS](http://adsabs.harvard.edu) or [arXiv.org](http://arxiv.org/archive/astro-ph) and add it to your [BibDesk](http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net/) database.

Quickstart
----------

ADS to BibDesk can also be run directly from the command line.
The command line script can be installed via::

    python setup.py install

You may need to run the last command with `sudo`.

Once `adsbibdesk` is installed, you can call it with the same types of article tokens you can launch the Service with, e.g.,::

    adsbibdesk 1998ApJ...500..525S

A full summary of `adsbibdesk` commands is available via::

    adsbibdesk --help

Summary of articke tokens
-------------------------

* The URL of an ADS or arXiv article page,
* The ADS bibcode of an article (e.g. 1998ApJ...500..525S),
* The arXiv identifier of an article (e.g. 0911.4956), or
* An article DOI

Using PDF Ingest Mode
---------------------

With the command-line ADS to BibDesk, you can ingest a folder of PDFs that originated from ADS into BibDesk.
This is great for users who have amassed a literature folder, but are just starting to use BibDesk.
This will get you started quickly.

You need the program `pdf2json<http://code.google.com/p/pdf2json/>`_ to use
this script. The easiest way to get pdf2json and its dependencies is through
`Homebrew<http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/>`_, the Mac package manager.
Once homebrew is setup, simply run `brew install pdf2json`.

To run this workflow,::

    adsbibdesk -p my_pdf_dir/

where `my_pdf_dir/` is a directory containing PDFs that you want to ingest.

Note that this workflow relies on a DOI existing in the PDF.
As such, it will not identify astro-ph pre-prints, or published papers older than a few years.
Typically the DOI is published on the first page of modern papers.
This method was inspired by a script by `Dr Lucy Lim<http://www.mit.edu/people/lucylim/BibDesk.html`_.

Developer Notes
---------------

Do not edit the `adsbibdesk.py` module in this build directory.
It is built by running the `build.py` script at the root of the git repository.
This build script is responsible for inserting AppleScript code into the Python module.

License
-------

Copyright 2012 Jonathan Sick, Rui Pereira and Dan-Foreman Mackey

ADS to BibDesk is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

ADS to BibDesk is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with ADS to BibDesk.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
 
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