jwhois - client for the whois service
jwhois [ OPTIONS ]... [ QUERY ]
jwhois searches Whois servers for the object on the command line.
The host to query is taken from a global configuration file, a
configuration file specified on the command line, or selected directly
on the command line.
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
-p PORT --port=PORT
specifies a port number to use when querying a HOST.
forces a query to be made to a host even if a current object is
available from the cache.
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.
disable features that redirect queries from one server to
disable the built-in support for whois-servers.net.
send query verbatim to receiving hosts instead of rewriting them
according to the configuration.
display every step in a redirection (default is to display only
the last answer).
completely disable both reading and writing to cache.
force the query to use the rwhois protocoll instead of HTTP or
asks receiving rwhois servers to display the results in the
DISPLAY display instead of the default dump display.
asks receiving rwhois servers to limit their responses to LIMIT
To use the options specified in RIPE Document 157, you need to change
the format of the query slightly. If you were to search for all
entries in the RIPE database which lists the admin-c, tech-c or zone-c
as CO19-RIPE, you could use the following command syntax:
jwhois -h whois.ripe.net -- -i admin-c,tech-c,zone-c CO19-RIPE
-- is used to separate the RIPE options from the jwhois options.