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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 contain- ing 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 file- name.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 con- tents of fields whose names are in string. -tn Only require the first n characters of keys to be given. Ini- tially n is 6.

FILES

filename.i Index files.

SEE ALSO

refer(1), lkbib(1), indxbib(1) Groff Version 1.18.1.4 27 June 2001 LOOKBIB(1)