Given a bibfile
refs.bib, say, the following export to
html using the command line interface works as intended with JabRef version 2.8:
java -jar JabRef-2.8.jar -n -o refs.html,html refs.bib
However, since JabRef version 2.8.1, i.e. also with the current beta release 2.10b, I get the following error:
Could not export file 'refs.html': null
Some changes between the releases 2.8 and 2.8.1 have broken the
html-export via the command line.
Note that this does not affect the other HTML-export filters
tablerefsabsbib, which still work.
But most notably, all exports work via the GUI in all mentioned versions of JabRef!
Since the bug could thus also depend on the operating system or the shell in use, I tell you mine: Linux 3.2.0-54-generic x86_64 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) using a bash shell.
Can someone confirm for Windows or Mac that export to
html via the command line is broken in recent version of JabRef (since 2.8.1)?
For Linux systems, this bug is already confirmed in comments to a recent bug report at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=723100 . This reports a related issue concerning auxfile-based subsetting of bibfiles via the command line. However, the --aux-bug only appears since the current beta-release, so it is a different problem!