TEL(1)                                                     TEL(1)

          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 tele-
          phone 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 data-
          base.  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

          /lib/areacodes  Telephone area codes database.
          /lib/tel        Public telephone number database.
          $home/lib/tel   Personal telephone number database.


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