Read just the IP address of a device

ip addr|grep "inet "
Shows a single line per interface (device), with its IPv4 settings. Shorter command, better readability in output.
Sample Output
    inet scope host lo
    inet brd scope global eth0
    inet brd scope global eth1

2009-07-22 07:38:06

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Read man of ip command !!! ip -f inet addr
Playload · 621 weeks and 4 days ago
All of these assume you have one interface which is basically never true these days :-) it's worth installing "moreutils" to get ifdata -pa wlan0 which gives just the dotted-quad, no further parsing needed (unlike the "ip" example)
eichin · 621 weeks and 3 days ago
First will be eth0 , then eth1 if , then localhost ifconfig | grep -i "inet addr" inet addr: Bcast: Mask: inet addr: Mask:
hemanth · 621 weeks and 3 days ago
it's not too difficult to add an "eth#" after the ifconfig
random_bob · 618 weeks and 4 days ago

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