Get You External IP From Linux via the Command Line

I’m always needing to do this so here’s two quick ways.

wget -qO- http://ipecho.net/plain

Or if you prefer curl:

curl http://ipecho.net/plain

The ifconfig.me site
If you browse this website with your normal browser it will show how to get a lot of information from the command line, using curl, to get just the IP you can use:

curl ifconfig.me

Now if windows was just as easy…if you have curl under Windows it is.

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Author: Helicopter Jeff

I'm a vinyl decal cutting and designing, Astrophotography and general photography capturing, RC helicopter/quad copter pilot, Arduino and Raspberry Pi hardware/software developer, network, scripting and troubleshooting ninja living in the metro NY area. I am passionate about my hobbies so much I do them for a living. There's nothing better than getting paid to do what you love.

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