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    nslookup and its manual


    Hi guys,

    To my surprise I just noticed that manual for nslookup command does not provide information on possible types for use. As for types in only says:

    Code:
    type=value
                       Change the type of the information query.
    
                       (Default = A; abbreviations = q, ty)
    Then I ask you, how should I know what types there are? how should I know there is NS, SOA, ANY, MX? Man pages don't really provide this information. Nevertheless Windows help does! For what reason is it so trimmed? I know it is depreciated in favour of dig but that is not an excuse. What are there man pages for ....?... to make it more opaque? Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tether View Post
    Hi guys,

    To my surprise I just noticed that manual for nslookup command does not provide information on possible types for use. As for types in only says:

    Code:
    type=value
                       Change the type of the information query.
    
                       (Default = A; abbreviations = q, ty)
    Then I ask you, how should I know what types there are? how should I know there is NS, SOA, ANY, MX? Man pages don't really provide this information. Nevertheless Windows help does! For what reason is it so trimmed? I know it is depreciated in favour of dig but that is not an excuse. What are there man pages for ....?... to make it more opaque? Seriously.
    so use windows then, jackhole. not much point going around to linux forums saying how great windows is is there? dont like linux then dont use it. your problem is now solved.

    unless you want to actually contribute and put YOUR time into editing those man pages to give them greater value, instead of sitting there whining about how bad they are

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