Ubuntu: What is the equivalent terminal command to ipconfig /all?


In windows I can use ipconfig /all and this displays all the info about my connection.

In terminal using ifconfig does not and only supplies limited info. I can use network manager, but it would be useful to know the command line alternative.

So my question is: what is the command line to supply ip address, gateway, subnet mask, DNS the same way ipconfig /all supplies in Windows.

Thanks all


The only thing missing from ifconfig are the gateway and DNS servers.

15.04 and newer

To get the DNS and Gateway info just type:

nmcli dev show eth0  

The output lists some device parameters including some IP4.DNS[x] entries, which show the DNS servers and a IP4.ADDRESS[1] line which lists the IP and Gateway used (look for the gw = ???.???.???.??? part at the end of the line up to 15.10). On 16.04 and newer versions there is a IP4.GATEWAY line which is pretty self explanatory.

Replace eth0 with the actual device name you're using, which may not be the same. To get a list of devices and their status type:

nmcli dev status  

Up to and including 14.10

You can get these with nm-tool (in Ubuntu versions prior to 15.04) which BTW is the command line version of network manager.

To run it just type in a terminal:


If you're using Ubuntu 15.04 or newer the nm-tool has been replaced by the nmcli command which is different. Check the section called "15.04 and newer" above this one in this case.


ipconfig shows things like hostname, DNS servers, those are in a different place than just IP addresses in linux, so you will need a couple of commands.

hostname  ifconfig -a  cat /etc/resolv.conf  

That shows what I want to see 99% of the time, but ipconfig /all also shows things like DHCP lease times and servers.

cat /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient.leases  


Here's the simplest equivalent i could find for ubuntu 17.04

nmcli device show  

Sample output (ip4 stuff only):

nmcli device show | grep IP4  IP4.ADDRESS[1]:                 IP4.GATEWAY:                    IP4.ROUTE[1]:                           dst =, nh =, mt = 1000  IP4.DNS[1]:                     IP4.ADDRESS[1]:                 IP4.GATEWAY:  


Was looking at few links and finally found the below working:

nmcli dev list | grep IP4  

The output is:

IP4.ADDRESS[1]:                         ip =, gw =  IP4.DNS[1]:                     IP4.DOMAIN[1]:                          local  

Also all the network related details can be found using putting simply:

nmcli dev list eth0  


I needed to work out what DHCP server I was connected to via Ubuntu 14.04 so I used this command:

nmcli dev list|grep DHCP4  

as this is what I wanted only from the original command "nmcli dev list"

DHCP4.OPTION[1]: expiry = 1464073312

DHCP4.OPTION[2]: domain_name = [omitted_proper_details]

DHCP4.OPTION[3]: broadcast_address =

DHCP4.OPTION[4]: dhcp_message_type = 5

DHCP4.OPTION[5]: dhcp_lease_time = 432000

DHCP4.OPTION[6]: ip_address =

DHCP4.OPTION[7]: subnet_mask =

DHCP4.OPTION[8]: dhcp_renewal_time = 216000

DHCP4.OPTION[9]: routers =

DHCP4.OPTION[10]: domain_name_servers =

DHCP4.OPTION[11]: dhcp_rebinding_time = 378000

DHCP4.OPTION[12]: network_number =

DHCP4.OPTION[13]: dhcp_server_identifier =

Gives me all the DCHP/DNS details I need, just like "IPCONFIG /ALL"

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