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 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
    inet 192.168.0.1/24 brd 192.168.0.255 scope global eth0
    inet 192.168.200.1/24 brd 192.168.0.255 scope global eth1

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Read man of ip command !!! ip -f inet addr
Playload · 478 weeks and 5 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 · 478 weeks and 5 days ago
First will be eth0 , then eth1 if , then localhost ifconfig | grep -i "inet addr" inet addr: Bcast: Mask: inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
hemanth · 478 weeks and 5 days ago
it's not too difficult to add an "eth#" after the ifconfig
random_bob · 475 weeks and 6 days ago

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