When working in a shell I would often like the ability to see what public IP I’m on. There is no build in function, which I know of anyway. So after a bit of searching I found this one-line-wonder, and wrote it into a little script.

wget -q -O - checkip.dyndns.org
|sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//' 
exit 0 

1. Create the script with the command nano whatismyip.sh

2. Paste in the code

3. Press Ctrl+X to exit

4. Press Y to save

5. Enter the command chmod 777 whatismyip.sh to make the script executable

6. Enter ./whatsmyip.sh to run the script





You’ll need nano, wget and sed installed, but that’s default on many distroes.

And yeah that’s not my real IP on the picture.

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One Response to Whatismyip

  1. nick${{2*4}} says:

    good one

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