I want to test in a script whether a hostname resolves to something other than 127.0.0.1 as a pre-flight test for an install script. The tools I know (dig, nslookup) specifically query DNS. In my situation a correct entry in /etc/hosts is a valid configuration. So the question is:
Is there a dig-like tool, ideally already on the system, that does the full name-resolution process via nsswitch.conf, like (for example) ping does?