lkbib man page
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 parameter.
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.
Only require the first n characters of keys to be given. Initially n is 6.
Default database to be used if the REFER environment variable is not set.
refer(1), lookbib(1), indxbib(1)
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groff(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), refer(1).