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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 1/29/2017.

JabRef is a graphical Java application for editing BibTeX and Biblatex databases. JabRef lets you organize your entries into overlapping logical groups, and with a single click limit your view to a single group or an intersection or union of several groups. You can customize the entry information shown in the main window, and sort by any of the standard BibTeX fields. JabRef can autogenerate BibTeX keys for your entries. JabRef also lets you easily link to PDF or web sources for your reference entries.

JabRef can import from and export to several formats, and you can customize export filters. JabRef can be run as a command line application to convert from any import format to any export format.

To set the installation directory, use: choco install jabref -ia "-dir ""d:\myapps\JabRef"""

To install JabRef, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install jabref --version 3.8.1

To upgrade JabRef, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade jabref --version 3.8.1


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    $packageName = 'jabref'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '-q'
    $url = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $checksum = '7d2e7468c88a80c1dbadf3c0a14a321c9f310fd4cb6c773eed5d38e282bf71dc'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $checksum64 = 'f5ac1103cf8953eb531a902513d856d221450463f9553f2cf41b596ac275b4ea'
    $checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                              -FileType $installerType `
                              -SilentArgs $silentArgs `
                              -Url $url `
                              -Url64bit $url64 `
                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                              -Checksum $checksum `
                              -ChecksumType $checksumType `
                              -Checksum64 $checksum64 `
                              -ChecksumType64 $checksumType64

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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
JabRef 4.3 136 Monday, June 4, 2018 approved
JabRef 4.2 413 Thursday, April 26, 2018 approved
JabRef 4.1 802 Sunday, December 31, 2017 approved
JabRef 4.0 738 Thursday, October 5, 2017 approved
JabRef 3.8.2 1700 Monday, February 6, 2017 approved
JabRef 3.8.1 427 Sunday, January 15, 2017 approved
JabRef 3.6 1350 Monday, August 29, 2016 approved
JabRef 3.5 418 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 approved
JabRef 3.4 221 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 approved
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