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Query Wikipedia via console over DNS

Terminal - Query Wikipedia via console over DNS
nslookup -q=txt <topic>.wp.dg.cx
2010-05-02 21:37:51
User: bandie91
Functions: nslookup
2
Query Wikipedia via console over DNS

Alternatives

There are 6 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
dig +short txt <keyword>.wp.dg.cx
2009-07-31 16:08:59
User: drizzt
Functions: dig
211

Query Wikipedia by issuing a DNS query for a TXT record. The TXT record will also include a short URL to the complete corresponding Wikipedia entry.You can also write a little shell script like:

$ cat wikisole.sh

#!/bin/sh

dig +short txt ${1}.wp.dg.cx

and run it like

./wikisole.sh unix

were your first option ($1) will be used as search term.

mwiki() { dig +short txt "$*".wp.dg.cx; }
2010-03-27 17:54:36
User: dorin
Functions: dig
8

Shorter version, works with multiple words.

mwiki () { blah=`echo $@ | sed -e 's/ /_/g'`; dig +short txt $blah.wp.dg.cx; }
wiki() { local IFS=_; dig +short txt "${*^}".wp.dg.cx; }
mwiki () { dig +short txt `echo $*|sed 's| *|_|g'`.wp.dg.cx; }

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