Return IP Address

perl -e '$_=`ifconfig eth0`;/\d+.\d+.\d+.\d+ /; print $&,"\n";'
If you are interested in interfaces other than eth0 you will need to change eth0 to your interface name. You could use this mammoth to nab the ip4 addresses of all your interfaces perl -e '@_=`ifconfig -a`; sort(@_); foreach(@_) { /(inet addr\:)(\d+.\d+.\d+.\d+ )/; $_=$2; @uniq=grep($_ ne $prev && (($prev) = $_), @_);} print join "\n",@uniq,"\n"; ' it seems silly to have all this code when the following will work fine ifconfig -a | grep "inet " | awk -F":" ' { print $2 } ' | cut -d " " -f1
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This: ifconfig -a | grep "inet " | awk -F":" ' { print $2 } ' | cut -d " " -f1 does not work on OS X...
drewk · 446 weeks and 1 day ago
So far there's only one here that works on MacOS X (and Linux): ifconfig | awk '/inet /{sub(/^[^:]+:/,"",$2); print $2}'
putnamhill · 446 weeks 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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