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A short shell script that returns you your IPv4 address and its geolocation.

Update December 10th 2020.

  • Regex bug fixed: script now works for countries with spaces in their names e.g. United States.
  • New line bug fixed: added new line character to end of script.

Update August 30th 2020.

  • The script is now POSIX compatible.
  • It performs much better and is more conceis: 2 sed and 2 grep commands --> 1 sed command.
  • End points have again been updated to provide better geolocation accuracy.

If you have previously installed the script, update your local copy like this:

$ cd ~/whereAmI/
$ git pull origin master

Also for those who created an alias, change the interpreter to shebang:

alias myip="/bin/sh ~/whereAmI/"


$ cd ~
$ git clone

I recommend adding the following alias to your bashprofile (~/.bash_profile). ~/.bashrc should also work.

$ echo -e '\nalias myip="/bin/sh ~/whereAmI/"' >> ~/.bash_profile
$ source ~/.bash_profile

How to run

If you created the alias:

$ myip
88.3.356.944 - Palma, Balearic Islands, ES.


$ /bin/sh ~/whereAmI/
88.3.356.944 - Palma, Balearic Islands, ES.

Lastly, if you are not connected to the internet, then well, you must be somewhere off the shoulder of Orion.

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