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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(3,n) it is set(7,n,1 builtins), otherwise it is /usr/dict/papers/Ind.  For  each
       database  filename  to  be  searched, if(3,n) 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(1,3,5) number.

       -pfilename
              Search filename.  Multiple -p options can be used.

       -istring(3,n)
              When  searching files for which no index exists, ignore the con-
              tents of fields whose names are in(1,8) string(3,n).

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

ENVIRONMENT
       REFER  Default database.

FILES
       /usr/dict/papers/Ind  Default database to be used if(3,n) the REFER environ-
                             ment  variable  is  not  set.   filename.i  Index
                             files.

SEE ALSO
       refer(1), lookbib(1), indxbib(1)



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