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lookbib(1)               General Commands Manual              lookbib(1)

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       lookbib - search bibliographic databases

Synopsis         top

       lookbib [-i string] [-t n] filename ...

       lookbib --help

       lookbib -v
       lookbib --version

Description         top

       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
       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.

       -t n   Only require the first n characters of keys to be given.
              Initially, n is 6.

Files         top

       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), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)

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