lkbib(1) General Commands Manual lkbib(1)
lkbib - search bibliographic databases
lkbib [-n] [-i fields] [-p filename] [-t n] key ... lkbib --help lkbib -v lkbib --version
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.
--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.
REFER Default database.
/usr/dict/papers/Ind Default database to be used if the REFER environment variable is not set. filename.i Index files.
“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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