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show your private/local ip address

Terminal - show your private/local ip address
ifconfig | sed '/.*addr.*Bcast.*/ ! d'| sed 's/.*addr:\([0-9\.]*\).*/\1/'
2010-03-26 08:13:13
User: Haegin
Functions: ifconfig sed
-3
show your private/local ip address

This doesn't make any assumptions about your IP address and prints out one IP address per line if you have multiple network interfaces.

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Terminal - Alternatives
ifconfig | grep cast | cut -d':' -f2 | cut -d' ' -f1
2010-03-28 02:15:34
Functions: cut grep ifconfig
0

Gets the IP addresses of all interfaces except loopback. Cuts out all of the extra text.

Shorter than the other options, and much easier to type.

'ifconfig | grep cast' is enough to get the IP address, but it doesn't strip the rest of the junk out.

ifconfig | awk '/inet addr/ &&! /127.0.0.1/{ gsub(/addr:/,""); print $2 }'
ifconfig | grep addr:192 | sed s/Bcast.*// | sed 's/^.*inet addr://'
2010-03-26 07:37:21
User: hasenj
Functions: grep ifconfig sed
-5

This assumes your local ip starts with 192.something (e.g. 192.168), it greps ifconfig output for an ip that starts with 192, then strips the extra garbage (besides the ip)

Maybe `ifconfig | grep addr | grep Bcast` would also do it

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