LKBIB(1)                   General Commands Manual                  LKBIB(1)

NAME         top

       lkbib - search bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS         top

       lkbib [ -v ] [ -ifields ] [ -pfilename ] [ -tn ] key...

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

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

       -v     Print the version number.

              Search filename.  Multiple -p options can be used.

              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.

ENVIRONMENT         top

       REFER  Default database.

FILES         top

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

       filename.i            Index files.

SEE ALSO         top

       refer(1), lookbib(1), indxbib(1)

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