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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
not shown ifconfig error
Gives the DNS listed IP for the host you're on... or replace `hostname` with any other host
Thx Mass1 for the sharing
Print the IP address and the Mac address in the same line
Is the better option on a Open SuSE Box
On wired connections set 'eth0' instead of 'wlan0'
Returns the IP, broadcast, and subnet mask of your interfaces absent any other extraneous info.
I know it's a bit lame, but I've created an alias for this when I *quickly* want to know what a system's IP is. Small amounts of time add up :)
Command is properly working on HP-UX 11.31
Why use grep and awk?
Shows the interface and the ip-address
This is what we use.
You can grep -v 127.0.0.1 if you wish.
This also works on non-Linux machines. If you have GNU sed you can do it more elegantly:
ifconfig | sed -n 's/^\s*inet \(addr:\)\?\([^\s]*\) .*/\2/;T;/^127\./d;p'
Shows only IP-addresses of ifconfig except 127.0.0.0/8.
I fixed the script to work on more systems and configs
/inet/!d; #grep inet
/127.0/d; # grep -v 127.0
/dr:\s/d; # grep -v dr:
s/^.*:\(.*\)B.*$/\1/ # remove everything exept between : and B
I've been using it in a script to build from scratch proxy servers.