Print the local ip on a wireless connection

sudo ifconfig wlan0 | grep inet | awk 'NR==1 {print $2}' | cut -c 6-
On wired connections set 'eth0' instead of 'wlan0'

By: mouths
2013-02-18 14:10:07

What Others Think

I don't know why the line number, or 'cut' is there, but anyhow, awk can also find the pattern, and so remove the need for grep, the above can be simplified to: ifconfig wlan0 |awk '/inet/{print $2}'
khayyam · 317 weeks and 3 days ago
I wanted just the ip adress to use it. No "addr:........" or empty lines
mouths · 315 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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