What's my public IP? #automation #linux #terminal

February 05, 2020|
1 min read
  • command-line

Originally posted by me on Hashrocket TIL

Ever wonder what your public IP looks like? When I do, I usually search duckduckgo.com for "what's my ip" and it is nice enough to tell me that at the top above the search results.

But what if I want to do that at the terminal, and perhaps use that information in a script?

TIL about ipinfo.io! curl it and you get your ip, hostname, city, state, zipcode, country, ISP, timezone, even lat & lng coordinates of the rough location!

curl ipinfo.io
  "ip": "",
  "hostname": "redacted.comcast.com",
  "city": "Chicago",
  "region": "Illinois",
  "country": "US",
  "loc": "41.8500,-87.6500",
  "org": "AS7922 Comcast Cable Communications, LLC",
  "postal": "60666",
  "timezone": "America/Chicago",
  "readme": "https://ipinfo.io/missingauth"

This information is not fully accurate, but it's good enough for scripts, and because it comes back in json form you can pipe it to jq to extract info or read it directly into your scripts.

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