PS1 var-->

Show internet IP Address in prompt --> PS1 var

export PS1="[\u@`curl icanhazip.com` \W]$ "

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By: peshay
2011-11-07 14:48:16

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Ouch. Why the backticks? $() ftw.
atoponce · 410 weeks and 3 days ago
Who really cares? Its still useful.
TheShadowFog · 410 weeks and 3 days ago
Using the icanhazip.com in your prompt is a really bad idea. It will slow things down a lot and I doubt you change your IP so often that you need it. I would do this in the following manner. 1) If the network connection starts, write the IP to a file 2) See if the connection is up. If it is, use the IP, if it isn't, show other information (and edit the IP) 3) When the network goes down, edit the file
houghi · 410 weeks and 3 days ago
Hm, interesting.
TheShadowFog · 410 weeks and 3 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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