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LOOKBIB(1)									       LOOKBIB(1)

       lookbib - search bibliographic databases

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

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

       lookbib	prints	a prompt on the standard error (unless the standard input is not a termi-
       nal), reads from the standard input a line containing a set of keywords, searches the bib-
       liographic  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 filename.i created by indxbib(1)
       exists, then it will be searched instead; each index can cover multiple databases.

       -v     Print the version number.

	      When searching files for which no index exists, ignore the contents of fields whose
	      names are in string.

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

       filename.i  Index files.

       refer(1), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)

Groff Version 1.18.1			   27 June 2001 			       LOOKBIB(1)
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