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Emacs reftex has a command reftex-create-bibtex-file that searches the current .tex file and creates a bibliography (.bib) of all cited works. The problem is, that while it picks up \cite{foo} it doesn't spot \cite[bar]{foo} which is annoying. Is there a way to make this function recognise (and ignore) option arguments on cite macros?

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old.nabble.com/… refers to the same problem. I guess this problems can be solved if one manages to redefine the regexp in the function such that [bar] is optional between \cite and {foo}. I tried to find the definition of the function by find-function but it fails –  N.N. Feb 6 '12 at 18:48

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