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ifconfig Command not found on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 – Quick Fix

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ifconfig Command not found on CentOS 7
ifconfig Command not found on CentOS 7

ifconfig is a command line utility to configure a network interface and get an IP address of Linux machines. Are you wondering? ifconfig command not found after the installation CentOS 7 / RHEL 7.

READ: CentOS 7 installation – Step by Step with screenshot – Part 1

READ: CentOS 7 installation – Step by Step with screenshot – Part 2

-bash: ifconfig: command not found

This small guide will help you to install the necessary packages for getting ifconfig command.

Let us see which package provides us ifconfig command.

yum whatprovides ifconfig

Output:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.chi.host-engine.com
 * epel: mirror.steadfast.net
 * extras: repo.us.bigstepcloud.com
 * updates: centos.chi.host-engine.com
net-tools-2.0-0.17.20131004git.el7.x86_64 : Basic networking tools
Repo        : base
Matched from:
Filename    : /sbin/ifconfig

From the above command, you can see that net-tools package provides you ifconfig command. Now, install the net-tools package using the yum command.

yum -y install net-tools

Output:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.chi.host-engine.com
 * epel: mirror.steadfast.net
 * extras: repo.us.bigstepcloud.com
 * updates: centos.chi.host-engine.com
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package net-tools.x86_64 0:2.0-0.17.20131004git.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                      Arch                                      Version                                                       Repository                               Size
====================================================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 net-tools                                    x86_64                                    2.0-0.17.20131004git.el7                                      base                                    304 k

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 304 k
Installed size: 917 k
Downloading packages:
net-tools-2.0-0.17.20131004git.el7.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                                                | 304 kB  00:00:00     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : net-tools-2.0-0.17.20131004git.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                                        1/1 
  Verifying  : net-tools-2.0-0.17.20131004git.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                                        1/1 

Installed:
  net-tools.x86_64 0:2.0-0.17.20131004git.el7                                                                                                                                                       

Complete!

Once the installation is complete, then run ifconfig to see whether it is available or not.

ifconfig

Output:

ifconfig Command not found on CentOS 7 - Ifconfig Output
ifconfig Command not found on CentOS 7 – Ifconfig Output

There is an another tool called nmtui by which you can configure a network interface using TUI (Text User Interface).

That’s All. You now have the ifconfig command available on your CentOS 7 machine.

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