/sbin/ifconfig | grep inet | cut -f 2 -d ":" | cut -f 1 -d " "

Read just the IP address of a device

another way to output the IP address' of the system

2009-07-21 21:42:04

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What Others Think

the "IP address of a device" is a misconception. A device may have several interfaces with several address each. ?What is the "IP of the device" in this case? The better candidate is the inteface used to get the local gateway, but it may be several gateways too...
prayer · 460 weeks and 5 days ago
I've never worked with a multi-port NIC myself, but always assumed they'd have separate /dev entries for each port. is this not true?
random_bob · 457 weeks and 5 days 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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