Put public IP address in a variable

ip=$(curl ip.pla1.net)

2016-01-28 19:29:48

What Others Think

You are aliasing over an existing command. man ip IP(8) Linux IP(8) NAME ip - show / manipulate routing, devices, policy routing and tunnels
zlemini · 243 weeks and 3 days ago
This is a variable though so not a big problem. ip="127.1" echo $ip ip
miniker84 · 242 weeks and 1 day ago
They aren't really aliasing an existing command?NATs still exist. sking an external service can reliably give you the address your packets are coming from regardless of how wicked your local configuration might be. It is useful. There are numerous services like that, though. Probably the most memorable is curl ifconfig.me
mwgamera · 233 weeks and 5 days ago
Actually, this could have been submitted as an alternative to http://commandlinefu.com/commands/view/14664
mwgamera · 233 weeks and 5 days ago

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