lookbib — Find References in a Bibliographic Database


/usr/bin/lookbib database


A bibliographic reference is a set of lines, constituting fields of bibliographic information. Each field starts on a line beginning with a percent sign (%), followed by a key letter, then a blank, and finally the contents of the field, which may continue until the next line starting with %.

lookbib 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.

You can search multiple databases as long as they have a common index made by indxbib

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