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 21.TH @G@LOOKBIB @MAN1EXT@ "@MDATE@" "Groff Version @VERSION@"
 22.
 23.
 24.SH NAME
 25@g@lookbib \- search bibliographic databases
 26.
 27.
 28.SH SYNOPSIS
 29.B @g@lookbib
 30[
 31.B \-v
 32]
 33[
 34.BI \-i string
 35]
 36[
 37.BI \-t n
 38]
 39.IR filename \|.\|.\|.
 40.
 41.PP
 42It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its
 43parameter.
 44.
 45.
 46.SH DESCRIPTION
 47.B @g@lookbib
 48prints a prompt on the standard error (unless the standard input is not
 49a terminal),
 50reads from the standard input a line containing a set of keywords,
 51searches the bibliographic databases
 52.IR filename \|.\|.\|.\&
 53for references containing those keywords,
 54prints any references found on the standard output,
 55and repeats this process until the end of input.
 56For each database
 57.I filename
 58to be searched,
 59if an index
 60.IB filename @INDEX_SUFFIX@
 61created by
 62.BR @g@indxbib (@MAN1EXT@)
 63exists, then it will be searched instead;
 64each index can cover multiple databases.
 65.
 66.
 67.SH OPTIONS
 68.TP
 69.B \-v
 70Print the version number.
 71.
 72.TP
 73.BI \-i string
 74When searching files for which no index exists,
 75ignore the contents of fields whose names are in
 76.IR string .
 77.
 78.TP
 79.BI \-t n
 80Only require the first
 81.I n
 82characters of keys to be given.
 83Initially
 84.I n
 85is\~6.
 86.
 87.
 88.SH FILES
 89.TP \w'\fIfilename\fB@INDEX_SUFFIX@'u+2n
 90.IB filename @INDEX_SUFFIX@
 91Index files.
 92.
 93.
 94.SH "SEE ALSO"
 95.BR @g@refer (@MAN1EXT@),
 96.BR lkbib (@MAN1EXT@),
 97.BR @g@indxbib (@MAN1EXT@)
 98.
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