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lkbib(1)                 General Commands Manual                lkbib(1)

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       lkbib - search bibliographic databases

Synopsis         top

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

       lkbib --help

       lkbib -v

       lkbib --version

Description         top

       lkbib searches bibliographic databases for references containing
       keywords key and writes any references found to the standard
       output stream.  It reads databases given by -p options and then
       (unless -n is given) 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 file to be
       searched, if an index file.i created by indxbib(1) exists, then
       it will be searched instead; each index can cover multiple

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.

       -n     Suppress search of default database.

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

       -t n   Require only the first n characters of keys to be given.
              The default is 6.

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       REFER  Assign this variable a file name to override the default

Files         top

              Default database to be used if the REFER environment
              variable is not set.

       file.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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groff   6 June 2024                      lkbib(1)