Need help from the sed gods

Timothy Bauscher timothy at
Sun Sep 22 07:44:29 PDT 2002

On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 02:12:21PM +0200, Oliver Brakmann wrote:
> I want to extract the IP address of a running network interface
> from the output of 'ifconfig $interface'.
> I get as far as 'ifconfig $interface | head -2 | tail -1 | sed ...'
> Can anybody tell me which sed expression I have to use to get
> the IP address?

ifconfig eth0 | sed -ne '/inet/s/.*r://p' | sed -e 's/ .*//'


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