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Re: get my ip address




If you're going to recommend parsing `ip`, the -j option may be more
amenable to scripting. (JSON output)

On 15/02/2019 15:52, David Wright wrote:
> On Fri 15 Feb 2019 at 12:02:20 (+0100), Markus Schönhaber wrote:
>> Tony, 15.2.2019, 11:11:29 +0100:
>>
>>> Debian 9. I need to read my IPv6 address into a python script.
>>>
>>> I am aware that I can call ip a and parse the result. The parsing,
>>> whilst quite achievable, is slightly tricky, but I can manage the RE, so
>>>  that's not my question.
>>>
>>> Is there any other way to obtain this data, maybe from /sys?
>> Take a look at this:
>> https://pypi.org/project/netifaces/
>>
>> This is packaged on stretch as python[3]-netifaces
> That's probably best if your destination is a Python program.
>
> Otherwise, for scripting, it's easy to overlook   ip -o a
> which makes parsing much easier. But note that you may then
> need to be more specific, eg compare
>
> $ ip a
>
> with
>
> $ ip -o l
> $ ip -o a
>
> Cheers,
> David.
>