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  1. #1

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    Oct 24, 2011
    Is there a way to display the local IP address on the desktop?
    I'm new to Mac, OSX and Lion.

    I'd like to have the local IP address (192.168...) along with the IP address(s) of the DNS and gateway displayed on my desktop. How do I do this?


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    osxx's Avatar
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    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    You could just type in Stickies and it would come up when you click on it or type it in Text Edit and do the same thing.

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    Feb 14, 2004
    Groves, Texas
    21in. iMac 10.11 --- HP Linux Mint 18
    Can do that and other things via Geektool.
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    Oct 19, 2008
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    If you need commands for GeekTool:
    DNS Servers (Wi-Fi):
    networksetup -getdnsservers Wi-Fi
    DNS Servers (Ethernet):
    networksetup -getdnsservers Ethernet
    IP Address (there are other ways to get this but I like this since the output is nice and simple):
    python -c "import socket; print(socket.gethostbyname(socket.gethostname()))"
    Default Gateway (you might want to verify this one first:
    netstat -nr | grep "^default" | awk '{ print $2 }'
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    Member Since
    Oct 24, 2011
    Geektools looks like it's just the ticket. Thanks!

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Oct 21, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    27" 2011 iMac // 12GB RAM // 1TB HDD // 6770MB 512
    Is there a way to use this tool and insert multiple commands into a single shell widget? Seems counter intuitive to have a separate widget for each individual command.
    15" 2010 Macbook Pro / i5 // 8GB RAM // 128GB SSD
    Late 2009 Mac Mini // Snow Leopard Server
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