shell script question

Doran L. Barton fozz at
Wed Oct 12 19:23:58 MDT 2005

Richard K. Miller wrote:
> I'm close to finishing a shell script to automatically enable the DMZ  
> on my Linksys router no matter what IP address my computer has.
> This returns the last octet of my local IP address, which happens to  be 
> a "5":
> ifconfig | grep netmask | grep -v | awk {'print $2'} | sed  
> 's/10.1.1.//'
> This connects to the web interface of my Linksys router to turn on  the 
> DMZ: (notice the "5")
> curl -u admin:password -d  
> "submit_button=DMZ&change_action=&action=Apply&dmz_enable=1&dmz_ipaddr=5 
> " -s
> How do I connect the two commands?

Piece of cake. Use the backquotes to grab the first command's output:

LAST_OCTET=`ifconfig | grep netmask | grep -v \
     | awk {'print $2'} |sed 's/10.1.1.//'`
curl -u admin:password -d \ 

Even so, this seems really hacky (in a bad way). For example, you can pass 
an interface name to ifconfig- call "ifconfig eth0" instead of greping out 
the localhost IP.

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