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Get ethX mac addresses

Terminal - Get ethX mac addresses
ifconfig | awk '/HW/ {print $5}'
2009-11-05 18:00:50
User: Cont3mpo
Functions: awk ifconfig
0
Get ethX mac addresses

Simple MAC adrress, thanks to ifconfig.

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Terminal - Alternatives
ip link | grep 'link/ether' | awk '{print $2}'
2009-11-04 19:41:26
User: markdrago
Functions: awk grep link
Tags: mac
1

I much prefer using /sbin/ip over /sbin/ifconfig for most everything. I find the interface and output to be much more consistent and it has many abilities that ifconfig, route, etc. do not. To get the mac address for only one interface, add 'show dev [interface]' to the 'ip link' part of the command: ip link show dev eth0 | grep 'link/ether' | awk '{print $2}' . Also, both this command and the ifconfig one do not require root access to run, so the sudo is not necessary.

ip link show eth0 | grep "link/ether" | awk '{print $2}'
2009-11-05 17:06:15
User: maxmanders
Functions: awk grep link
Tags: mac
0

...or for a particular interface...

sudo ifconfig -a | grep eth | grep HW | cut -d' ' -f11

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What others think

on my mashine i need:

#ifconfig | awk '/Hardw/ {print $6}'

Comment by rubo77 217 weeks and 4 days ago

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