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lookbib (1)

Name

lookbib - search bibliographic databases

Synopsis

lookbib [ -v ] [ -istring ] [ -tn ] filename...

Description

LOOKBIB(1)                  General Commands Manual                 LOOKBIB(1)



NAME
       lookbib - search bibliographic databases

SYNOPSIS
       lookbib [ -v ] [ -istring ] [ -tn ] filename...

DESCRIPTION
       lookbib  prints  a  prompt  on  the standard error (unless the standard
       input is not a terminal), reads from the standard input a line contain-
       ing a set of keywords, searches the bibliographic databases filename...
       for references containing those keywords, prints any  references  found
       on  the  standard  output,  and  repeats  this process until the end of
       input.  For each database filename to be searched, if  an  index  file-
       name.i  created by indxbib(1) exists, then it will be searched instead;
       each index can cover multiple databases.

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

       -v     Print the version number.

       -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.

FILES
       filename.i  Index files.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | text/groff       |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       refer(1), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)

COPYING
       Copyright (C) 1989-2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       Permission  is  granted  to make and distribute verbatim copies of this
       manual provided the copyright notice and  this  permission  notice  are
       preserved on all copies.

       Permission  is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this
       manual under the conditions for verbatim  copying,  provided  that  the
       entire  resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a per-
       mission notice identical to this one.

       Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this  man-
       ual into another language, under the above conditions for modified ver-
       sions, except that this permission notice may be included  in  transla-
       tions approved by the Free Software Foundation instead of in the origi-
       nal English.



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source                was                downloaded                from
       https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/groff/groff-1.22.3.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/groff.



Groff Version 1.22.3            4 November 2014                     LOOKBIB(1)