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lookbib(1)               General Commands Manual              lookbib(1)

Name         top

       lookbib - search bibliographic databases

Synopsis         top

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

       lookbib --help

       lookbib -v
       lookbib --version

Description         top

       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.

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

Files         top

       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), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)

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