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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

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The only thing missing from ifconfig are the gateway and DNS servers. You can get these with nm-tool which BTW is the command line version of network manager.

To run it just type in a terminal:

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this doesn't work in 15.04 –  Klyn Jun 1 at 2:59

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.

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
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