lookbib(1) General Commands Manual lookbib(1)
lookbib - search bibliographic databases
lookbib [-i string] [-t n] filename ... lookbib --help lookbib -v lookbib --version
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.
--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.
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), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)
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