How to install missing ifconfig command on CentOS

How to install missing ifconfig command on CentOS

In this tutorial I will show you, how to install missing ifconfig command on CentOS server.

The ifconfig command has been deprecated and thus missing by default on CentOS Linux.

# ifconfig
bash: /usr/sbin/ifconfig: No such file or directory

The new and recommended alternative for examining a network configuration on CentOS Linux is ip command. For example to use ip command to display a network configuration run the following:

# ip address

The above ip command can be abbreviated to:

# ip a

If you still prefer to use ifconfig command you can easily install it as part of the net-tools package.

Install ifconfig command with yum

Using yum command install net-tools package:

# yum install net-tools

The ifconfig command is now available.

 
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