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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

       Whitespace is permitted between a command-line option and its

       --help Display a usage message and exit.

              When searching files for which no index exists, ignore the
              contents of fields whose names are in string.

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

              Display version information and exit.

Files         top

              Index files.

See Also         top

       “Some Applications of Inverted Indexes on the UNIX System”,
              M. E. Lesk, Bell Laboratories, 1979.  A gratis version of this
              document from volume 2A of the Unix Programmer's Manual, 7th
              edition, describes an early implementation of refer and is
              available at the website of the late W. Richard Stevens 

       refer(1), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)

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groff            16 May 2020                      lookbib(1)

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