br_pmfetch [options...] ["query string"]

br_pmfetch [--query"query string"] [other options...]


This manual page documents briefly the br_pmfetch.

br_pmfetch is a command line program to query PubMed. It can take a variety of options (documented below) to restrict your search query, which is specified by the query string.


-q --query

Query string for PubMed search.

-t --title

Title of the article to search.

-j --journal

Journal title to search.

-v --volume

Journal volume to search.

-i --issue

Journal issue to search.

-p --page

First page number of the article to search.

-a --author

Author name to search.

-m --mesh

MeSH term to search.

-f --format

Summary output format. Options are endnote, medline, bibitem, bibtex, report, abstract nature, science, genome_res, genome_biol, nar, current, trends, cell.


Output only a list of PudMed IDs.

-n --retmax

Number of articles to retrieve at the maximum.

-N --retstart

Starting number of articles to retrieve.

-s --sort

Sort method for the summary output. Options are author, journal, pub+date.


Search articles published within recent # of days.


Search articles published after the date YYYY/MM/DD.


Search articles published before the date YYYY/MM/DD.


Output help and then exit.


Output example usages and then exit.


Output version number and then exit.

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The following pages have information on the PubMed search options:


This manual page was written by David Nusinow [email protected] for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.