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whois [option] name

Search an Internet directory for the person, login, handle, or organization specified by name. Precede name with the modifiers !, ., or *, alone or in combination, to limit the search to either (1) the name of a person or of a username, (2) a handle, or (3) an organization.


-h host

Search on host machine host.

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