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



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

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

Thanks to DNSMadeEasy for myip which provides latest external/public IP address in simple text form.