[SOLVED] I am trying to get ether mac address it is in the second column


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ifconfig | grep ether | cut -d " " -f 10

This is how I am trying to get the ether but I am on this for about 2 hours trying to understand why I am selecting 10th field(coloumn) to cut out when ether is on 2nd coloumn
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ifconfig | grep ether | sed 's/^[[:space:]]*//g' | cut -d " " -f 2

This will remove leading whitespace as per this SO-link and then you can use a single space as delimiter.

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