whois

jwhois – client for the whois service 

 

jwhois [ OPTIONS ]… [ QUERY ] 

 

–version
display version, authors and licensing information.
–help
display a short help text.
-c FILE –config=FILE
uses FILE as a configuration file instead of the default.
-h HOST –host=HOST
overrides any hosts in the configuration file and queries HOST directly.
-p PORT –port=PORT
specifies a port number to use when querying a HOST.
-f –force-lookup
forces a query to be made to a host even if a current object is available from the cache.
-v –verbose
outputs verbose debugging information while running (use this before sending a bugreport to ensure that it’s indeed a bug and not a misconfiguration). You can increase the verbosity by giving several verbose commands to jwhois, such as -vv.
-n –no-redirect
disable features that redirect queries from one server to another.
-s –no-whoisservers
disable the built-in support for whois-servers.net.
-a –raw
send query verbatim to receiving hosts instead of rewriting them according to the configuration.
-i –display-redirections
display every step in a redirection (default is to display only the last answer).
-d –disable-cache
completely disable both reading and writing to cache.
-r –rwhois
force the query to use the rwhois protocoll instead of HTTP or whois.
–rwhois-display=DISPLAY
asks receiving rwhois servers to display the results in the DISPLAY display instead of the default dump display.
–rwhois-limit=LIMIT
asks receiving rwhois servers to limit their responses to LIMIT matches.