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NAME

       lkbib - search bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS

       lkbib [ -v ] [ -ifields ] [ -pfilename ] [ -tn ] key...

       It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its parameter.

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

       -v     Print the version number.

       -pfilename
              Search filename.  Multiple -p options can be used.

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

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

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)