According to the manual and many posts I should be able to do:

    biber --output_format=bibtex test.bcf

And I'll get a new .bib file called test_biber.bib containing all cited entries in test.tex, in citation order. But, when I do that, and then I get:

 Biber: Output format 'bibtex' is only valid in tool mode

So I added the --tool, but then biber expects a bib file and looks for test.bcf.bib. So it doesn't work. And if I use mybibfile.bib as an argument, then it just rewrites mybibfile_biber.bib with nicer format. So, am I doing something wrong?

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    Your first invocation works fine for me. Which version of biber are you running. – Andrew Swann Dec 27 '13 at 20:21
  • I'm using biber version: 1.7 – Bruno Dec 27 '13 at 20:27
  • The current one is 1.8 – Andrew Swann Dec 27 '13 at 20:28
  • well, it worked :) I may have used the future manual. If you answer, I'll just close the thread... – Bruno Dec 27 '13 at 20:41
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an older version of biber – Andrew Swann Dec 28 '13 at 14:09