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I wish attributions to be of the form -- rather than ()

The author has something of the sort on his TODO list, but the release date of \attrib is AD1999 -- 22 years ago.

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You can renew the commands using \renewcommand.

MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{attrib}
\renewcommand{\PreTrib}{{-}{-}}
\renewcommand{\PostTrib}{}
\begin{document}
\begin{quotation}
Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav'n.
\attrib{\textit{Paradise Lost}}
\end{quotation}
\end{document}

Result:

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  • I thank you, kind sir! Works perfectly. I am in your debt.
    – russ
    Commented Apr 12, 2021 at 0:50
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