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Thread: Command to show/discover Linux server public IP address

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    Mar 2013

    Command to show/discover Linux server public IP address


    how on any Linux distribution i can get an IP address of the server i am working on? Which command to use , how to discover server IP on Linux?

    i mean by command and output is plain IP not anything else..


    working for VPS & dedi:
    hostname -i
    curl -L
    curl -L
    this worked on dedi servers:
    /sbin/ifconfig|grep inet|sed 's/\:/ /'|awk 'NR==1 {print $3}'
    Works for VPS & dedi and is independent, default Linux based:
    ifconfig | grep -Eo 'inet (addr:)?([0-9]*\.){3}[0-9]*' | grep -Eo '([0-9]*\.){3}[0-9]*' | grep -v ''|head -n 1

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    Is this useful / helpfull? Yes | No
    You can use this command:
    dig +short

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