Find out your IP in Linux

By | April 3, 2009

Finding out your PC’s IP in Linux is a simple matter of typing ifconfig in a Terminal shell. But what if you’re behind a router? Thanks to a simple shell script, you can display your IP in the command line by simply invoking the whatismyip command.
Do this:

cd /usr/bin
sudo nano whatismyip

In the new file paste this:

curl -s |grep ‘”Box”‘ | egrep -o ‘[0-9.]+’

Close and save the file then make it executable:

sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/whatismyip

Now every thime you type whatismyip the IP assigned to you by your ISP will be printed in the Terminal window.
Original idea here.

2 thoughts on “Find out your IP in Linux

  1. Lazy_Kent

    As always wrong quotation marks.
    ‘ should be ‘
    ” should be “

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