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lkbib(1)                 General Commands Manual                lkbib(1)

Name         top

       lkbib - search bibliographic databases

Synopsis         top

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

       lkbib --help

       lkbib -v
       lkbib --version

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

       --help displays a usage message, while -v and --version show
       version information; all exit afterward.

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

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

       -t n   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

       “Some Applications of Inverted Indexes on the Unix System”, by M.
       E. Lesk, 1978, AT&T Bell Laboratories Computing Science Technical
       Report No. 69.

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

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