Find MacOS IP Address via Terminal

MacOS is a Linux-like operating system where that uses a lot of common commands. IP Address is used to address a host in a network for communicating with other hosts or computers. We may need to get the current MacOS IP address via terminal or command line interface. In this tutorial, we examine how to find MacOS IP addresses via terminal or command line interface.

Find IP Address with ifconfig Command

The ifconfig command is the most popular command used to get the current IP-related configuration. We can use the ifconfig command in order to find MacOS IP address via terminal.

$ ipconfig

Find IP Address with ip address Command

Most MacOS operating systems especially the recent ones provide the ip address command in order to print the current IP address of the MacOS.

$ ip address

Alternatively, we can use this command in a short version like the one below.

$ ip add

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