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       nbibfind - find bibliography entries for BibTeX or NbibTeX


       nbibfind [-terse|-full|-bib] query [bibname...]


       nbibfind  searches  for  BibTeX entries using the same query algorithm as NbibTeX.  If the
       optional list of bibnames is given, it searches only those bibliographies;  otherwise,  it
       searches all bibliographies on the user's BIBINPUTS (or on the standard system path).  The
       language of query is that of nbibtex(1).


       -terse Print a one-line summary of each matched entry (the default).

       -full  Print a longer summary of each matched entry, including  full  authors,  year,  and
              title, possibly spread over multiple lines.

       -bib   Print each entry in a form suitable for including in a .bib file.


       nbibfind author=knuth:series=art-programming:volume=2
       nbibfind knuth:seminumerical personal.bib
       nbibfind harper-moggi:phase
       nbibfind :essence-algol
       nbibfind :essence-functional


       The query language is that of nbibtex(1).

       A  query  consists  of  a  sequence  of  one  or  more constraints separated by colons.  A
       constraint may be empty.

       A nonempty constraint is of the form key=words, where key is the name of a  field  in  the
       NbibTeX  entry  and  words  is  a  sequence of one or more words separated by dashes.  The
       contraint is satisfied if every word in words is found in the field named  by  key.   (The
       key  may also be [type], which matches agains the type of the entry, or *, which looks for
       words in any field.)

       As a convenience, keys may be  defaulted  in  up  to  three  constraints.   In  the  first
       constraint,  the default key is author.  In the second constraint, the default key is year
       if words is all digits, and is title otherwise.  In the third constraint, the default  key
       is year if words is all digits, and is [type] otherwise.

       To  match  a  word  in  words, nbibfind uses the Boyer-Moore string-matching algorithm, so
       longer words are usually faster.


       For .bib files, nbibfind uses the BIBINPUTS environment variable if that is set, otherwise
       the default.  For details of the searching, see tex(1) and kpsewhich(1).


       nbibtex(1), latex(1), tex(1), kpsewhich(1), bibtex(1).
       Leslie  Lamport,  LaTeX  -  A  Document  Preparation  System,  Addison-Wesley,  1985, ISBN


       Norman Ramsey, Harvard University.

                                            4 May 2006                                NBIBFIND(1)