LOOKBIB(1) General Commands Manual LOOKBIB(1)
lookbib - search bibliographic databases
lookbib [ -v ] [ -istring ] [ -tn ] filename...
It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its
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
-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.
refer(1), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)
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