How to find the IP address of your Machine using Linux

There are a number of ways to find the IP address. Examples below

  1. ifconfig – Deprecated, rather use the ‘”ip'” command

    Input:
    {codecitation style=”brush: shell;”}ifconfig{/codecitation}

    Output:
    {codecitation style=”brush: shell;”}
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0c:6e:c5:67:89
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:23 Base address:0x6c00{/codecitation}

  2. Input:
    {codecitation style=”brush: shell;”}ip addr show dev eth0{/codecitation}

    Output
    {codecitation style=”brush: shell”}
    2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:0c:6e:c5:67:89 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    {/codecitation}

  3. Input:
    {codecitation style=”brush: shell;”}ping -I wlan0 www.google.com{/codecitation}

    Output: from 10.0.0.4 is the ip address{codecitation style=”brush: shell;”}
    PING www.google.com (209.85.227.104) from 10.0.0.4 wlan0: 56(84) bytes of data.
    {/codecitation}

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