lookbib - search bibliographic databases
[-t n] filename ...
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.
Whitespace is permitted between a command-line option and its
- Display a usage message and exit.
- When searching files for which no index exists, ignore the contents of
fields whose names are in string.
- Only require the first n characters of keys to be given. Initially
n is 6.
- Display version information and exit.
- Index files.