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LKBIB(1) General Commands Manual LKBIB(1)


lkbib - search bibliographic databases


lkbib [-n] [-i fields] [-p filename] [-t n] key ...
lkbib --help
lkbib -v
lkbib --version


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.


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

Display a usage message and exit.
When searching files for which no index exists, ignore the contents of fields whose names are in string.
Search filename. Multiple -p options can be used.
Only require the first n characters of keys to be given. Initially n is 6.
Display version information and exit.


Default database.


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


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

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