I just discovered reftex and am very happy with it, including the manual. However, I am not too happy with how the path to the bibliography file is set and would like to change it, but haven't found out how.
Because I frequently work on a latex manuscript with coauthors and we generally use a version management system such as SVN or Mercurial, I cannot keep my references in a central database. Instead, I keep a separate
.bib file for each manuscript I'm working on which is kept in the same directory as the
.tex files. I have been unable to make reftex recognize the presence of this local
.bib file when I type
C-c [ in emacs.
Looking into the manual, I had to resort to inserting the following snippet in my default
.emacs file to make
C-c [ work:
(setq reftex-default-bibliography '("/some/path/foo.bib"))
This is unsatisfactory, since everytime I start a new manuscript with a slightly different bibliography, I need to modify my
.emacs file as well.
Is there an alternative procedure that would make reftex recognize a local
.bib file without having to modify
.emacs each time I start a new manuscript?