WHOIS "1" "December 2009" "GNU inetutils 1.7" "User Commands"

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NAME

whois - Whois user interface

SYNOPSIS

whois [OPTION...] OBJECT...

DESCRIPTION

client for the whois directory service
-h, --server=HOST
connect to server HOST
-H
hide legal disclaimers
-p, --port=PORT
connect to PORT
-V, --verbose
explain what is being done

RIPE-specific options

-a
search all databases
-F
fast raw output (implies -r)
-g SOURCE:FIRST-LAST
find updates from SOURCE from serial FIRST to LAST
-i ATTR[,ATTR]...
do an inverse lookup for specified ATTRibutes
-l
one level less specific lookup (RPSL only)
-L
find all Less specific matches
-m
find first level more specific matches
-M
find all More specific matches
-q version|sources
query specified server info (RPSL only)
-r
turn off recursive lookups
-R
force to show local copy of the domain object even if it contains referral
-s SOURCE[,SOURCE]...
search the database from SOURCE
-S
tell server to leave out syntactic sugar
-t TYPE
requests template for object of TYPE ('all' for a list)
-T TYPE[,TYPE]...
only look for objects of TYPE
-x
exact match only (RPSL only)
-?, --help
give this help list
--usage
give a short usage message
--version
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

AUTHOR

Written by Marco d'Itri.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-inetutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright \(co 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for whois is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and whois programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info

should give you access to the complete manual.