get ip and hostname for this computer

alias me="echo '`ifconfig | grep inet | grep broadcast | awk '{print $2}'`' && uname -n"
Creates an alias that reports your hostname and IP for you computer. Getting the quotes in an alias with awk commands can be a painful. Need uname and ifconfig--both are included in most unix distributions, I believe. Hope it is useful.
Sample Output
$ me
computer-host-name.local
10.0.1.5

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By: timrand
2011-10-30 19:36:42

What Others Think

alias me="echo '`ifconfig | grep inet | grep broadcast | awk '{print $2}'`' && uname -n" may be better if the computer has multiple broadcasting ips.
timrand · 486 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

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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