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LKBIB(1) General Commands Manual LKBIB(1)

NAME

lkbib - search bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS

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

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

Whitespace is permitted between a command-line option and its argument.
--help
Display a usage message and exit.
-istring
When searching files for which no index exists, ignore the contents of fields whose names are in string.
-pfilename
Search filename. Multiple -p options can be used.
-tn
Only require the first n characters of keys to be given. Initially n is 6.
-v
--version
Display version information and exit.

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)
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