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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)

Referenced By

groff(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1).

22 February 2021 groff 1.22.4