Script help

Jacques B. jjrboucher at
Tue Feb 12 16:59:04 UTC 2008

> People love to use very long pipelines. How about...
> ifconfig eth0 | awk -F. '/inet addr:/ {print $3}'

Or if the NIC is not necessarily eth0, but it's still the first one,
then the below will still work and will exclude any subsequent NICs
(you beat me to it, I was just testing things out before posting...).

ifconfig | awk -F . 'NR==1, /inet addr/ {printf $3}'

Jacques B.

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