There are so many things that you can use Dig for! We are going to show you some of the options you can use to make your queries a little easier to digest.
Pretty self-explanatory, by adding this to the end of a query, you will only receive the information that you asked for in your answer. So, if you want to know just the MX records of a domain, type the following query into your terminal
dig no-ip.com MX +short
or the NS records
dig no-ip.com NS +short
or just the IP address
dig no-ip.com +short
or the text records
dig no-ip.com TXT +short
+noall +answer or +noall +authority
+noall +answer or +noall +authority will help you get the answers you want, without making your answer as short as +short. You can use +noall +answer or +noall +authority
dig no-ip.com MX +noall +answer
dig no-ip.com MX +noall +authority
or dig no-ip.com (whatever record you are looking for) +noall +answer / +noall +authority
+trace lists all of the servers the request goes to/through in order to get an answer. Without it, you will just get the answer.
dig google.com +trace
+nssearch will list all of the SOA (start of authority) records of a domain
dig google.com +nssearch
Want to know all of the options?
dig -h will give you the complete list!
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