Get the IP address of a machine. Just the IP, no junk.

ip -o -4 addr show | awk -F '[ /]+' '/global/ {print $4}'
Why use many different utilities all piped together, when you only need two?
Sample Output

By: atoponce
2013-04-09 16:34:39

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On my machine it reports multiple IPs: might be good idea to actually restrict it to particular device (using `dev ethX`).
wejn · 433 weeks and 2 days ago
Why use many different utilities all piped together, when you only need one? print $SHELL /bin/zsh print ${$(ip -o -4 addr show eth0)[4]}
khayyam · 433 weeks and 1 day ago
also ... if its non CIDR notation you require one can extract the 'head' like so: print ${$(/sbin/ip -o -4 addr show wlan0)[4]:h}
khayyam · 433 weeks and 1 day 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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