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2 Invocation

jwhois uses the following command-line options:

`--version'
Print the program version and licensing information.
`--help'
Print a usage message summarizing the command-line options.
`-c FILE'
`--config=FILE'
Reads configuration from FILE instead of from the default system global configuration file.
`-h HOST'
`--host=HOST'
Overrides any specifications 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.

The query can optionally contain the character `@' followed by a host name to direct the search to that host. This works exactly like specifying the host with `--host' or `-h'.