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Show internet IP Address in prompt --> PS1 var

Terminal - Show internet IP Address in prompt --> PS1 var
export PS1="[\u@`curl icanhazip.com` \W]$ "
2011-11-07 14:48:16
User: peshay
Functions: export
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Show internet IP Address in prompt --> PS1 var

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Terminal - Alternatives
export PS1="[\u@`hostname -I` \W]$ "
2011-10-25 18:22:55
User: voyeg3r
Functions: export
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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

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Ouch. Why the backticks? $() ftw.

Comment by atoponce 141 weeks and 3 days ago

Who really cares? Its still useful.

Comment by TheShadowFog 141 weeks and 3 days ago

Using the icanhazip.com in your prompt is a really bad idea. It will slow things down a lot and I doubt you change your IP so often that you need it.

I would do this in the following manner.

1) If the network connection starts, write the IP to a file

2) See if the connection is up. If it is, use the IP, if it isn't, show other information (and edit the IP)

3) When the network goes down, edit the file

Comment by houghi 141 weeks and 3 days ago

Hm, interesting.

Comment by TheShadowFog 141 weeks and 3 days ago

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