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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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