How to install ifconfig in Ubuntu 20.04/18.04 or older versions

Ubuntu Linux is one of the most popular operating systems, thus if you are using it and want to see the systems Ip address using the Ifconfig command then there is the way to install it.

Just like ipconfig in Windows, we have ifconfig for Linux operating system to fetch and see all the available network adapters Ip addresses using the command line. However, by default it would not be on your Ubuntu system, this needs to be installed manually.

To install ifconfig on Ubuntu 20.0, 18.04, 19.04, 16.04 LTS or in Linux Mint, Debian, and more, you can use the below-given command:

sudo apt install net-tools

Install ifconfig on Ubuntu Linux

Nevertheless, ifconfig is not the only way to check the IP addresses of Ubuntu Linux. You can use the graphical way as well.

  • Just click on the arrow icon given on the right side in the Ubuntu Taskbar.
  • Select the Settings option.
  • Click on the Gear icon given in front of an active connection.
  • And you will see the IP address of the system

Check Ipaddress on Ubuntu graphically

Furthermore, we can even see the Ipaddress without installing ifconfig in any Linux operating system including Ubuntu.

Onpen Command Terminal and type:

ip addr



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