Commands by SaintAardvark (1)

  • Turn off almost all of dig's output except for what you'd see in a zone file. This can also be put into ~/.digrc. Show Sample Output

    alias ds='dig +noauthority +noadditional +noqr +nostats +noidentify +nocmd +noquestion +nocomments'
    SaintAardvark · 2009-02-19 17:32:56 0

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