dnstxt — look up the text records of a domain name


dnstxt {fqdn...}


dnstxt looks up the TXT resource records for fqdn in the Domain Name System, and prints them. If there are no TXT resource records, dnstxt prints a blank line.

Normally dnstxt exits 0. If it encounters a temporary problem that prevents it from determining the MX resource records, it prints an error message and exits 111.

dnstxt makes all DNS lookups using the locally configured DNS proxy server. See dnsqr(1) for how this server is found.


dnstxt was originally part of Daniel J. Bernstein's djbdns toolset in 1999.


Original code and documentation by Daniel J. Bernstein. Documentation modernizations by Jonathan de Boyne Pollard.