lkbib - search bibliographic databases


   lkbib [ -v ] [ -ifields ] [ -pfilename ] [ -tn ] key...


   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.


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

   -v     Print the version number.

          Search filename.  Multiple -p options can be used.

          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.


   REFER  Default database.


   /usr/dict/papers/Ind  Default   database   to  be  used  if  the  REFER
                         environment variable is not set.

   filename.i            Index files.


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


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