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Show IP Address in prompt --> PS1 var

Terminal - Show IP Address in prompt --> PS1 var
export PS1="[\u@`hostname -I` \W]$ "
2011-10-25 18:22:55
User: voyeg3r
Functions: export
Show IP Address in prompt --> PS1 var

when working with many machines in a computer lab need to know the IP addr is very large, this is a simplistic solution to make things easier


There are 9 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
export PS1="[\u@`curl icanhazip.com` \W]$ "

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The OSX hostname command doesn't have an -I flag

Comment by hagbard23 237 weeks and 6 days ago

@hagbard23: yes, i have a mac, too. So I submitted same command, but for your internet IP + it works on MacOS X as well.

Or for your local IP:

export PS1="[\u@`ifconfig | grep "inet " | grep -v 127.0.0. | awk '{ print $2 }'` \W]$ "

Comment by peshay 237 weeks and 6 days ago

The problem with this command, is it assumes you're running a specific hostname(1). Also, it doesn't account for multiple IP addresses, even though they will be space-separated. Lastly, it's using backticks, which are evil.

@peshay Ouch. awk(1) is a bit more powerful than you're willing to give credit to:

export PS1="[\u@$(ip a|awk '/g/{print$2}')]$ "

Gives the same result, although one IP per line. Much cleaner though, don't you think?

Comment by atoponce 237 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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