lookbib writes a prompt to the standard error stream (unless the
standard input stream is not a terminal), reads from the standard
input a line containing a set of keywords, searches each
bibliographic database file for references containing those
keywords, writes any references found to the standard output
stream, and repeats this process until the end of input. 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 databases.
--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 Require only the first n characters of keys to be given.
The default is 6.
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