lookbib

LOOKBIB(1)                  General Commands Manual                 LOOKBIB(1)



NAME
       lookbib - search bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS
       lookbib [-i string] [-t n] filename ...

       lookbib --help

       lookbib -v
       lookbib --version

DESCRIPTION
       lookbib prints a prompt on the standard error (unless the standard
       input is not a terminal), reads from the standard input a line
       containing a set of keywords, searches the bibliographic databases
       filename ... for references containing those keywords, prints any
       references found on the standard output, and repeats this process until
       the end of input.  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.

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

       -v
       --version
              Display version information and exit.

FILES
       filename.i
              Index files.

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



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