LOOKBIB(1) BSD Reference Manual LOOKBIB(1)
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 con-
taining 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
-v Print the version number.
When searching files for which no index exists,
ignore the contents of fields whose names are in
-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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