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
--help displays a usage message, while -v and --version show
version information; all exit afterward.
When searching files for which no index exists, ignore the
contents of fields whose names are in string.
-t n Only require the first n characters of keys to be given.
Initially, n is 6.
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groff 1.23.0.rc1.654-4e1db-dir1t9yAugust 2021 lookbib(1)