lookbib - search bibliographic databases
|[-i string] [-t n] file
lookbib writes a prompt to the standard error stream
(unless the standard input stream is not a terminal), reads from the
standard input a line containing a set of keywords, searches each
bibliographic database file for references containing those keywords,
writes any references found to the standard output stream, and repeats this
process until the end of input. For each database file to be
searched, if an index file.i created by indxbib(1) exists,
then it will be searched instead; each index can cover multiple
--help displays a usage message, while -v and
--version show version information; all exit afterward.
- -i string
- When searching files for which no index exists, ignore the contents of
fields whose names are in string.
- -t n
- Require only the first n characters of keys to be given. The
default is 6.
“Some Applications of Inverted Indexes on the Unix
System”, by M. E. Lesk, 1978, AT&T Bell Laboratories Computing
Science Technical Report No. 69.
refer(1), lkbib(1), indxbib(1)