jwhois uses the following command-line options:
- Print the program version and licensing information.
- Print a usage message summarizing the command-line options.
- `-c FILE'
- Reads configuration from FILE instead of from the default
system global configuration file.
- `-h HOST'
- Overrides any specifications in the configuration file and queries HOST
- `-p 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 another.
- 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
- Completely disable both reading and writing to cache
- Force the query to use the rwhois protocoll instead of HTTP or whois.
- 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 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'.