Short and sweet output from dig(1)

alias ds='dig +noauthority +noadditional +noqr +nostats +noidentify +nocmd +noquestion +nocomments'
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.
Sample Output
$ ds saintaardvarkthecarpeted.com mx
saintaardvarkthecarpeted.com. 300 IN    MX      5 thornhill.saintaardvarkthecarpeted.com.
$ ds -x 198.103.112.150
150.112.103.198.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN   PTR     www.primeminister.gc.
150.112.103.198.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN   PTR     www.premierministre.g
150.112.103.198.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN   PTR     www1.pm.gc.ca.
150.112.103.198.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN   PTR     www2.pm.gc.ca.
150.112.103.198.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN   PTR     www5.pm.gc.ca.
150.112.103.198.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN   PTR     ddt-sft.gc.ca.
150.112.103.198.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN   PTR     sft-ddt.gc.ca.
150.112.103.198.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN   PTR     primeminister.gc.ca.
150.112.103.198.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN   PTR     premierministre.gc.ca
150.112.103.198.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN   PTR     pm.gc.ca.

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2009-02-19 17:32:56

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