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lookbib(1)				  User Commands 			       lookbib(1)

       lookbib - find references in a bibliographic database

       lookbib database

       A bibliographic reference is a set of lines, constituting fields of bibliographic informa-
       tion.  Each field starts on a line beginning with a `%', followed by a key-letter, then	a
       blank,  and  finally  the  contents  of	the field, which may continue until the next line
       starting with `%'.

       The lookbib utility uses an inverted index made by indxbib to find sets	of  bibliographic
       references.   It  reads keywords typed after the `>' prompt on the terminal, and retrieves
       records containing all these keywords. If nothing  matches,  nothing  is  returned  except
       another `>' prompt.

       It  is  possible to search multiple databases, as long as they have a common index made by
       indxbib(1). In that case, only the first argument given to indxbib is specified	to  look-

       If  lookbib  does  not  find the index files (the .i[abc] files), it looks for a reference
       file with the same name as the argument, without the suffixes.  It creates a file  with	a
       .ig  suffix,  suitable for use with fgrep (see grep(1)). lookbib then uses this fgrep file
       to find references.  This method is simpler to use, but the .ig file is slower to use than
       the .i[abc] files, and does not allow the use of multiple reference files.



       x.ic    index files

       x.ig    reference file

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWdoc			   |

       addbib(1), grep(1), indxbib(1), refer(1), roffbib(1), sortbib(1), attributes(5)

       Probably  all  dates should be indexed, since many disciplines refer to literature written
       in the 1800s or earlier.

SunOS 5.11				   14 Sep 1992				       lookbib(1)
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