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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· iambaird

Getting Public IP from Shell

dig +short myip.opendns.com @resolver1.opendns.com

or bind to an alias:

alias ip="dig +short myip.opendns.com @resolver1.opendns.com"

In my experience I've found this to be considerably faster than many of the cURL / ifconfig.me solutions.

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4002

Nice! I use the following for my LAN IP:

alias myip="ifconfig | grep 'inet ' | grep -v 127.0.0.1 | cut -d\   -f2"
over 1 year ago ·
4009

@mdeiters Great! Thanks for that, will add to my growing alias file.

over 1 year ago ·
4040

I generally use this:

curl http://remoteip.me

To add to the clipboard on OS X:

curl http://remoteip.me | pbcopy
over 1 year ago ·
4151

curl ifconfig.me

over 1 year ago ·