user3232381 user3232381 - 1 year ago 94
Linux Question

Linux bash script to extract IP address

I want to make big script on my Debian 7.3 ( something like translated and much more new user friendly enviroment ). I have a problem. I want to use only some of the informations that commands give me. For example my ifconfig looks like:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:a3:e3:b0
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::a00:27ff:fea3:e3b0/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:1904 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2002 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1309425 (1.2 MiB) T

I want to display only the IP address in line: echo "Your IP address is: (IP_ADDRESS )". Is there any command that allow me to do such a thing, to search in stream for informations I want to get?. I know about
but I am not really good with them.

Edit: Firstly to say thank you for helping me with this problem, now I know much more. Secondly to say project is in progress. If anyone would be interested in it just pm me.

Answer Source

To just get your IP address:

echo `ifconfig eth0 2>/dev/null|awk '/inet addr:/ {print $2}'|sed 's/addr://'`

This will give you the IP address of eth0.