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lookbib(1)                                                          lookbib(1)




NAME

       lookbib - search bibliographic databases


SYNOPSIS

       lookbib [ -v ] [ -istring ] [ -tn ] filename...

       It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its
       parameter.


DESCRIPTION

       lookbib prints a prompt on the  standard  error  (unless  the  standard
       input is not a terminal), reads from the standard input a line contain-
       ing 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 file-
       name.i created by indxbib(1) exists, then it will be searched  instead;
       each index can cover multiple databases.


OPTIONS

       -v     Print the version number.

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

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


FILES

       filename.i  Index files.


SEE ALSO

       refer(1), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)



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