Bash Command to Check IP Address

If you are on a Bash Shell and want to know the IP address of your device, then you can make use of the ifconfig command.


As ifconfig may have too much information, we can pipe it with awk command to filter out just the IPs.

# ifconfig | awk '/inet / {print $1, $2}'


Of the output, the first IP is the loopback address also called as localhost.

The second IP here is my local Private IP..

Bash Command to know IP Address Example

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