|| FreeBSD General Commands Manual
NAME lookbib - search bibliographic databases
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 terminal), reads from the standard input a line containing 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
.i created by
indxbib(1) exists, then it will be searched instead; each index can cover multiple databases.
Print the version number.
When searching files for which no index exists, ignore the contents of fields whose names are in
Only require the first
n characters of keys to be given. Initially
n is 6.