whois(1) User Commands whois(1)NAME
whois - Internet user name directory service
whois [-h host] identifier
whois searches for an Internet directory entry for an identifier which is either a name (such as ``Smith'') or a handle (such as ``SRI-
NIC''). To force a name-only search, precede the name with a period; to force a handle-only search, precede the handle with an exclamation
To search for a group or organization entry, precede the argument with * (an asterisk). The entire membership list of the group will be
displayed with the record.
You may of course use an exclamation point and asterisk, or a period and asterisk together.
Example 1 Using The whois Command
example% whois Smith
looks for the name or handle SMITH.
example% whois !SRI-NIC
looks for the handle SRI-NIC only.
example% whois .Smith, John
looks for the name JOHN SMITH only.
Adding ... to the name or handle argument will match anything from that point; that is, ZU ... will match ZUL, ZUM, and so on.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|Availability |SUNWrcmdc |
SEE ALSO attributes(5)SunOS 5.11 6 Nov 2000 whois(1)
Check Out this Related Man Page
WHOIS.CONF(5) Debian GNU/Linux WHOIS.CONF(5)NAME
whois.conf - alternative WHOIS servers list for whois client
This file contains a list of WHOIS servers which can augment or override the built-in list of the client.
It's a plain text file in ASCII encoding. Each line consists of two fields: a pattern to match WHOIS object identifier and a corresponding
WHOIS server domain name.
Fields are separated by non-empty sequence of space or a tabular characters. A line starting with a hash character is a free comment and
it's not considered.
The pattern is case-insensitive extended regular expression if whois client has been compiled with POSIX regular expressions support. Oth-
erwise, simple case-insensitive suffix comparison against WHOIS object identifier is used.
Internationalized domain names (IDN) must be specified in ascii-compatible encoding (ACE) format.
# Hangul Korean TLD
# Private ASNs
SEE ALSO whois(1)AUTHOR
This manual page was written by Petr Pisa <email@example.com> and is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2
Petr Pisa 9 April 2013 WHOIS.CONF(5)
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