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LOOKBIB(1)                                                                                        LOOKBIB(1)



NAME
       lookbib - search bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS
       lookbib [ -v ] [ -istring ] [ -tn ] filename...

       It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its parameter.

DESCRIPTION
       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
       -v     Print the version number.

       -istring
              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.

FILES
       filename.i  Index files.

SEE ALSO
       refer(1), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)



Groff Version 1.19.2                          24 November 2004                                    LOOKBIB(1)

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