tel, iwhois – look in phone book


tel key ...

iwhois name[@domain]


Tel looks up key in a private telephone book, $home/lib/tel, and in the public telephone book, /lib/tel. It uses grep (with the -i option to ignore case differences), so the key may be any part of a name or number. Customarily, the telephone book contains names, userids, home numbers, and office numbers of users. It also contains a directory of area codes and miscellaneous people of general interest.

Iwhois looks up names in the Internet NIC’s personnel database. Name should be a surname optionally followed by a comma and given name. A different server can be chosen by appending to the name an @ followed by the server’s domain name.



Telephone area codes database.  


Public telephone number database.  


Personal telephone number database.