zotxt: a Zotero extension for text
zotxt is a Zotero extension for supporting utilities that deal with plain text files (e.g., markdown, reStructuredText, latex, etc.)
- Visit https://github.com/egh/zotxt/releases
- Download the latest
.xpifile. If you are using Firefox, you will need to right-click and "Save as"
- Start Zotero standalone.
- In Zotero, select Tools -> Add-ons -> Gear (upper right) -> Install Add-On from file, and install the downloaded xpi file.
Using the citation keys provided by Better BibTeX in pandoc citation format, you can automatically connect pandoc to a running Zotero instance to generate citations. (An example of a pandoc citation is
Doe2006 is the citation key set by Better BibTex.)
pandoc -L pandoc-zotxt.lua -C file.md -t pdf -o file.pdf
The Zotxt API is exposed via
http://127.0.0.1:23119/zotxt/. To get an idea of what is possible, your best bet is probably to have a look at the