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Another example and Types of recordsEdit

I know types of records are already explained in Domain Name System but a lot of people doesn't know how to reach that page. Adrian13

DOS equivalent?Edit

Anybody know of a DOS/Windows command line equivalent for this *NIX command? CielProfond (talk) 18:07, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

nslookup. JackPotte (talk) 15:46, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
I quickly added this into the article's "see also" section. 85.72.184.224 (talk) 09:19, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Windows has something *close* to dig, i.e. "Resolve-DnsName" as part of the PowerShell subsystem, as described at this thread at the Stack Overflow forum. One could also apparently install a set of tools, ("choco install bind-toolsonly"), but I do not know much about that. I would imagine that since people have written CMD.EXE Windows DOS Prompt binaries like grep.exe and less.exe and other knock-off 'Linuxy' tools for DOS, that someone by now has probably compiled a "DIG.EXE" for DOS/Windows. Anyone?? Peace! --Vid2vid (talk) 17:50, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

querying wikipedia with digEdit

not sure if this is strictly relevant for the main article, but...
dig +short txt simpsons.wp.dg.cx
will get you the summary section of the wikipedia article on the simpsons.
you can replace simpsons with anything...
dig +short txt linux.wp.dg.cx
from http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2829/query-wikipedia-via-console-over-dns
cheers
Mission Fleg (talk) 01:04, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

That's an awesome tips and tricks addition! Thanks so much @Mission Fleg: Vid2vid (talk) 17:40, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Misleading wording in this article, calls dig "interactive"?Edit

Anyone else catch this? The opening paragraph says, "..dig can operate in interactive command line mode or in batch mode by reading requests from an operating system file.."
So, today in class, I fired up my Kali Linux VM, issued just a CLI command of, "dig" alone, and hit Enter.
This binary does not go into an interactive mode similar to nslookup or ftp, where the user can then enter several commands in sequence at a (sub) prompt such as "> " - QUESTION: Should the wording be clarified? Peace!
--Vid2vid (talk) 17:40, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Hey @ @GlebReys: .. Why did you remove the link to "List of DNS record types" as shown here?? You didn't put a reason for your Edit which is BAD FORM. I find the info you struck out as fitting and useful Wikipedically. Anyone else? Cheers. From Peter aka Vid2vid (talk) 21:03, 17 August 2019 (UTC).
Oh! Nevermind, I see you removed it, added more text around it, then added it back in. Have a great day. From Peter aka Vid2vid (talk) 21:05, 17 August 2019 (UTC).
Thanks so much @ @Kbrose: for this/your Dig edit today, in which you removed the wording "interactive." Dig is not interactive the way nslookup is for example. Kudos for your edit, Kbrose (talk · contribs). Have a great day. From Peter aka Vid2vid (talk) 18:12, 18 August 2019 (UTC).

Removed "domain information groper"Edit

The expansion of the acronym was removed from the dig man page in 2017; the last release to use that phrase in its documentation was BIND 9.11.2. The name of the tool is just "dig" now, nothing more. If a citation is needed, the current man page is here. I'm considering adding a note about the history of the tool's name somewhere in the text, but I'm not sure the information is really all that useful. EACH (talk) 00:19, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

Update: someone recommended I go ahead and add a history section, so I did. EACH (talk) 08:32, 16 June 2020 (UTC)