I have a "master" .bib file which I used for adding all my references to papers in the .lyx file.

I want my collaborator to now make some edits and add some references, but I don't want to give him my whole .bib file because it has thousands of entres and my own personal notes as comments.

Is there a way for LyX to generate only the .bib entries necessary for this particular project, and then we can use that .bib file for the rest of our work on this paper?

  • LyX does generate the .aux file, but it's hidden away in a temporary directory. Where depends on your operating system I think, but try going to Tool --> Preferences --> Paths in LyX, and find the path to "Temporary directory". There you'll probably find a subfolder which contains the .tex file generated by LyX, and the various temporary files generated during compilation. Try grabbing the .aux file from there, and use one of the methods in the questions moewe mentions. Oct 20 '18 at 17:52
  • Did the links and Torbjørn's comment help? Did you get anywhere? Or do you need more pointers? If that is the case it would help if you could edit your question and explain explicitly what you are having trouble with after reading the links and comments.
    – moewe
    Oct 22 '18 at 7:40
  • Is there any new development here? As the question stands now it is a duplicate of one of the linked questions and I will vote to close as a duplicate.
    – moewe
    Nov 15 '18 at 12:57
  • @moewe: Thank you very much for all your help, and for not voting for closure yet. Please give me some time to try some of these things! I'm working a full-time job with such a hectic schedule, I get so little time to work on writing my book (which I'm using LyX for) .... Nov 15 '18 at 13:54

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