What’s my public IP address from linux command line

Lots of times you need to determine your public IP address, if you are using Linux operating system to power your PC, you may use some good console commands to guess your public IP address.

Most of these methods will return you the local IP and not the public IP of your proxy if you are behind one.

WGET

wget -q -O - checkip.dyndns.org|sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//'

CURL

curl -s checkip.dyndns.org|sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//'

LYNX

lynx -dump ifconfig.me | grep 'IP Address'
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