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NAME

lkbib - search bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS

lkbib

[-n] [-i fields] [-p filename] [-t n] key ...

lkbib

--help

lkbib

-v

lkbib

--version

DESCRIPTION

lkbib searches bibliographic databases for references that contain the keys key ... and prints any references found on the standard output. lkbib will search any databases given by -p options, and then a default database. The default database is taken from the REFER environment variable if it is set, otherwise it is /usr/dict/papers/Ind. 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

Whitespace is permitted between a command-line option and its argument.

--help

Display a usage message and exit.

-istring

When searching files for which no index exists, ignore the contents of fields whose names are in string.

-pfilename

Search filename. Multiple -p options can be used.

-tn

Only require the first n characters of keys to be given. Initially n is 6.

-v

--version

Display version information and exit.

ENVIRONMENT

REFER

Default database.

FILES

/usr/dict/papers/Ind

Default database to be used if the REFER environment variable is not set.

filename.i

Index files.

SEE ALSO

refer(1), lookbib(1), indxbib(1)

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