LKBIB(1)                                                              LKBIB(1)



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/share/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 con-
              tents of fields whose names are in string.

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

ENVIRONMENT
       REFER  Default database.

FILES
       /usr/share/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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