ifconfig | grep eth | awk '{print $5}'

Reading my nic's mac address

This command is useful when you want to check your nic's mac address, if you're interested in your wireless interface, use its ID instead "eth". This command was tested under Ubuntu and Slackware GNU/Linux.
Sample Output
00:11:22:33:44:55

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By: diacus
2011-02-02 20:42:22

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