lookbib - search bibliographic databases


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


   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.


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

   -v     Print the version number.

          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.


   filename.i  Index files.


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


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