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Abbreviated output when attempting to do whois via scriptby jerrygarciuh (Curate)
|on Aug 01, 2004 at 15:50 UTC||Need Help??|
jerrygarciuh has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am attempting to track the redemption period status of a client's domain via a script. Initially I used Net::Whois but it produced a "No Match" response (due to the redemption period status at InterNIC I believe).
Because I know running a whois from the commandline is producing the output I want I changed to simply capturing the output via backticks
my $output = `whois somewebsite.com`;.
This produces the following:
[Querying whois.internic.net] [Redirected to whois.OnlineNIC.com] [Querying whois.OnlineNIC.com] [whois.OnlineNIC.com]
My question is why the output is abbreviated when I know the commandline output holds what I need. I thought I was capturing all of the command output with the back ticks.
Any advice greatly appreciated.
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