lkbib

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NAME
       lkbib - search bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS
       lkbib [-n] [-i fields] [-p filename] [-t n] key ...

       lkbib --help

       lkbib -v
       lkbib --version

DESCRIPTION
       lkbib searches bibliographic databases for references that contain the
       keys key ... and prints any references found on the standard output.
       lkbib will search any databases given by -p options, and then a default
       database.  The default database is taken from the REFER environment
       variable if it is set, otherwise it is /usr/dict/papers/Ind.  For each
       database filename to be searched, if an index filename.i created by
       indxbib(1) exists, then it will be searched instead; each index can
       cover multiple databases.

OPTIONS
       Whitespace is permitted between a command-line option and its argument.

       --help Display a usage message and exit.

       -istring
              When searching files for which no index exists, ignore the
              contents of fields whose names are in string.

       -pfilename
              Search filename.  Multiple -p options can be used.

       -tn    Only require the first n characters of keys to be given.
              Initially n is 6.

       -v
       --version
              Display version information and exit.

ENVIRONMENT
       REFER  Default database.

FILES
       /usr/dict/papers/Ind
              Default database to be used if the REFER environment variable is
              not set.

       filename.i
              Index files.

SEE ALSO
       refer(1), lookbib(1), indxbib(1)



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