l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2003 Jun 26 16:50

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Perl question: determining the computer's IP address
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Perl question: determining the computer's IP address

Peter Jay Salzman said:

> for machines with one IP address (disregarding lo), just use the output
> of ifconfig with a little regex handling:
> p@satan$ ifconfig
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:F0:48:DF:5A
>           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>           you want this.

Perfect.  This is what I used:

my $IP = '';
my @lines = qx|/usr/sbin/ifconfig hme0| or die "Could not get execute
ifconfig: $!\n";
foreach (@lines) {
  if (/inet ([\d.]+)/) {
    $IP = $1;

Seems to work like a charm.  Thanks, Pete.

Richard S. Crawford

AIM: Buffalo2K ICQ: 11646404 Y!: rscrawford
MSN: underpope@hotmail.com

"It is only with the heart that we see rightly; what is essential is
invisible to the eye." --Antoine de Saint Exupéry

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!