WHOIS(1) General Commands Manual WHOIS(1)NAME
whois - DARPA Internet user name directory service
Produces a helpful message similar to the following:
Please enter a name or a handle (``ident"), such as ``Smith" or ``SRI-NIC". Starting with a period forces a name-only search; starting
with exclamation point forces handle-only. Examples:
Smith [looks for name or handle SMITH ]
!SRI-NIC [looks for handle SRI-NIC only ]
.Smith, John [looks for name JOHN SMITH only ]
Adding ``..." to the argument will match anything from that point, e.g. ``ZU..." will match ZUL, ZUM, etc.
To have the ENTIRE membership list of a group or organization, if you are asking about a group or org, shown with the record, use an aster-
isk character `*' directly preceding the given argument. [CAUTION: If there are a lot of members this will take a long time!] You may of
course use exclamation point and asterisk, or a period and asterisk together.
RFC 812: Nicname/Whois
4.3 Berkeley Distribution June 6, 1985 WHOIS(1)
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whois - Internet username directory service
whois [-h server] name...
The whois command looks up user, host, and organization names in the Network Information Center (NIC) database.
Specifies a whois server other than the default server rs.internic.net.
The name argument can specify the following: The name of a registered user The name of a registered Internet host The name of some other
entity recognized by the whois server By default, the whois command queries the host rs.internic.net.
The operands specified to the whois command are concatenated together (separated by white-space) and presented to the whois the server.
The default action, unless directed otherwise with a special name is to do a very broad search, looking for matches to name in all types
of records and most fields (such as name, nicknames, host name, and network address) in the database. For more information as to what name
operands have special meaning, and how to guide the search, use the special name help.
To display the NIC database entry for the organization osf.org, enter: whois osf.org Open Software Foundation (OSF-DOM) 11 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MAS 02142
Domain Name: OSF.ORG . . .
DARPA Internet Request for Comment: NICKNAME/WHOIS (RFC 812)
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