Having a dynamic IP-address at home, I sometimes need to lookup what my public IP is.
There plenty of choices in sites that will display your remote IP. But it’s always such a hassle. I never remember one specific site, so I always pass Google and most of the time, I don’t have a browser window open.
So this time, I searched for site that simply outputs the remote IP without any other output and added it to my bash alias list:
# Show remote ip address alias remoteip='curl ipecho.net/plain ; echo'
As you can see, I simply created an alias called remoteip. This alias runs curl and retrieves the output from the site ipecho.net/plain .
The extra echo at the end is simply for formatting purposes. Of course you can use wget or any other site.