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During linux installation I selected "minimal" option:

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When I went to run the nslookup command to look up an IP address I got the error message nslookup: command not found as shown in the example below.

$ nslookup www.google.com
bash: nslookup: command not found
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    Have you tried installing the bind-utils package, which includes the nslookup binary? – Wieland Oct 25 '14 at 16:26
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The minimal install likely did not come with the bind-utils package, which I believe contains nslookup.

You can install bind-utils with:

sudo yum install bind-utils

In general, you can search for what package provides a command using the yum provides command:

sudo yum provides '*bin/nslookup'
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    Or if you don't know where the command should live, */nslookup. – geedoubleya Oct 25 '14 at 16:48
  • I get package bind-utils not found – Black Jun 3 '16 at 6:30
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    @Black If you are using ubuntu, use apt-get install dnsutils -y instead. – cizixs Mar 28 '17 at 9:40
  • Also for Arch dnsutils – JoKeR Jan 28 at 13:27
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For those using DEBIAN, the package to use is dnsutils and the installation process should be, initiated with:

sudo apt-get install dnsutils -y

According to other users it is the same for Ubuntu

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