Now everything is ready to do some real work. We'll go ahead and learn how to use the reference management client.
refdbc is the command-line client used for all tasks related to manage your references. The following sections will tell you how to search for existing references and how to add new ones (and more). This section just tells you how to start the client.
If you did a good job creating your ~/.refdbcrc configuration file, all you have to do is:
The client has started and displays a prompt, waiting for your commands. If you tweaked the configuration file to let refdbc ask you for your password interactively, it will do so before displaying its prompt. If you type in your password and don't see anything of what you type displayed on the screen, that's ok. This is done on purpose to keep others from reading your password on the screen.