Know your public IP from the terminal

Simple minimal How-To of how to know or look at your public IP from linux, without using the browser to resort to the typical pages that exist.
In this case, I'm going to use Archlinux, but it is valid for other versions of Linux as well.

1 - First we check that we have "curl" installed like this:

pacman -ss curl

2 - In case of not having it, we install it:

pacman -S curl

In the case of my screen, I already have it installed, you give it Y and install it. 😀

3 - Now we run it either as a normal user or root as follows:


4 - So simple did you see?

Well I hope it helps the curious who are lazy to open the browser to see their ip.

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  1.   proper said

    This command can also serve:

    wget -qO-

    Greetings. -

    1.    ice said

      Oh great! thanks!

  2.   Exegesis said

    Hi, I use this command: dig + short @
    without installing anything.


  3.   nameless said

    dig + short @

    Please note that I do not recommend following curl / wget method due to security reasons.

    source :
    http://www.cyberciti. biz / faq / how-to-find-my-public-ip-address-from-command-line-on-a-linux

  4.   nameless said

    pacman -Ss to know if a package is installed?
    in that case:
    pac-man -Q | grep package

    something more universal (not all are archers)
    which curl &> / dev / null && echo "installed" || echo "no"

  5.   Eduardo said

    I've always used wget -qO- (it's an uppercase o. Not a zero)
    without installing anything, at least on debian and derivatives

  6.   álex said

    I think it is better and more immediate:

  7.   Enrique said

    Thank you very much for the info ! very useful, especially when you don't have a graphical environment on a server 😉