Query wikipedia over DNS

wiki() { local IFS=_; dig +short txt "${*^}".wp.dg.cx; }
Sample Output
rany:~$ wiki richard stallman
"Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often abbreviated \"rms\", is an American software freedom activist, hacker, and software developer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman"
rany:~$ wiki bourne again shell
"Bash is a free software Unix shell written for the GNU Project. Its name is an acronym which stands for Bourne-again shell. The name is a pun on the name of the Bourne shell (sh), an early and important Unix shell written by Stephen Bourne and distributed" " with Version 7 Unix circa 1978, and the concept of being \"born again\". Bash was created in 1987 by Brian Fox... http://a.vu/w:Bash"

By: RanyAlbeg
2011-09-16 00:12:42

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What Others Think

good one, but with about 5 dupes
unixmonkey365 · 532 weeks and 2 days ago
@unixmonkey24656 -- maybe doing the same function, but they did it a different way.
tamouse · 532 weeks and 2 days ago
I took the same idea and improved it by manipulating the positional arguments in a different way.
RanyAlbeg · 532 weeks and 1 day ago
As a student, I like this code. I think with its help I can achieve new heights in my business $ https://payspacemagazine.com/business/how-a-successful-business-can-help-achieve-the-american-dream/ and my American dream will come true! Thank you!
Carountan · 18 weeks and 2 days ago
Carountan · 17 weeks and 2 days ago

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