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    What is the use of dig command

    Can someone tell me the use of dig command..?
    Code:
    dig mx domainname

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    Re: What is the use of dig command

    You can use the man command to find out what a command does.

    Code:
    man dig
    Code:
    DESCRIPTION
           dig (domain information groper) is a flexible tool for interrogating
           DNS name servers. It performs DNS lookups and displays the answers that
           are returned from the name server(s) that were queried. Most DNS
           administrators use dig to troubleshoot DNS problems because of its
           flexibility, ease of use and clarity of output. Other lookup tools tend
           to have less functionality than dig.
    There's more output from the man command but that's a good summary.

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