05 Dec

Script to keep track of IP address of machine

Just now realized that I have over few thousand files in “Latest IP” directory. This is result of poor workaround I created sometimes back to keep track of IP address.


To fix it, I wrote a quick shell script and good enough – it works! 🙂

Prime purpose of this script is to write latest IP address along with date/time stamp. Thus, one can simply call this script from cron job to keep track of IP address usage.

Here’s few line code of the script:


Quick script to grab latest IP address

ip=$(curl http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com/myip.jsp)


print=$(echo IP address is $ip at $date)

echo $print >> /OUTPUT-LOCATION/ip_log.txt 

Thanks to DNSMadeEasy for http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com/myip.jsp which provides latest external/public IP address in simple text form.


You can download direct script file from here and can call it as required.

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