LOOKBIB(1)                 General Commands Manual                LOOKBIB(1)

NAME         top

       lookbib - search bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS         top

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

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

       -v     Print the version number.

              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.

FILES         top

       filename.i  Index files.

SEE ALSO         top

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

COLOPHON         top

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