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Re: get my ip address




On Sat 16 Feb 2019 at 11:16:23 (+0100), tony wrote:
> On 15/02/2019 16:52, 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
> 
> 
> Thanks to all who replied, I hadn't expected pointers to the various
> python libraries, for which I am very grateful. All I asked for was a
> simple way of directly accessing the hardware, but that does not seem to
> be available.
> 
> Failing that, I had indeed overlooked the -o flag oo ip a, which indeed
> makes parsing easier. However, it does appear that netifaces offers  the
> most usable solution, so a cigar to David Wright for this suggestion.

I only quoted netifaces, so Markus Schönhaber deserves the cigar.

Cheers,
David.