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NAME

       lookbib - search bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS

       lookbib [ -v ] [ -istring ] [ -tn ] filename...

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

DESCRIPTION

       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 containing 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 databases.

OPTIONS

       -v     Print the version number.

       -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.

FILES

       filename.i  Index files.

SEE ALSO

       refer(1), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)