Get primary IP of the local machine

ifconfig $(route -n |grep -m1 -e ^'0\.0\.\0\.0' |awk '{print $NF}') |grep 'inet addr' |awk '{print $2}' |sed 's/addr://1'
Plenty of commands out there for finding external IP, but sometimes getting the [internal] IP bound to the NIC handling Internet traffic is useful. Probably not production worthy, but a useful quick kludge. Assumes IPv4 and no fancy routing.
Sample Output
[email protected]:~$ ifconfig $(route -n |grep -m1 -e ^'0\.0\.\0\.0' |awk '{print $NF}') |grep 'inet addr' |awk '{print $2}' |sed 's/addr://1'

By: chris0x00
2017-09-01 20:09:26

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What Others Think

there is a error proper code: ifconfig $(route -n |grep -m1 -e '^0\.0\.\0\.0' |awk '{print $NF}') |grep 'inet addr' |awk '{print $2}' |sed 's/addr://1'
pawelkl · 134 weeks ago
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Jadyn11 · 36 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

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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