/sbin/ifconfig eth0 | grep 'inet addr:' | awk {'print $2'} | sed 's/addr://'

Get IPv4 of eth0 for use with scripts

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2010-06-25 23:48:25

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This will give a tone line answer instead of two: /sbin/ifconfig eth0 | grep 'inet ' | awk {'print $2'} | sed 's/addr://' Sometimes two lines will make it harder to use in a script.
houghi · 412 weeks and 5 days ago
Your right, if IPv6 is enabled it displayed 2 lines. I have fixed the command. Thanks!
williamruckman · 412 weeks and 5 days ago

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