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IPinfo IPinfo CLI

This is the official CLI for the IP address API, allowing you to:

  • Look up IP details in bulk or one-by-one.
  • Look up ASN details.
  • Summarize the details of up to 1000 IPs at a time.
  • Open a map of IP locations for any set of IPs.
  • Filter IPv4 & IPv6 addresses from any input.
  • Print out IP lists for any CIDR or IP range.
  • And more!


The ipinfo CLI is available for download via multiple mechanisms.


brew install ipinfo-cli

OR to install the latest amd64 version without automatic updates:

curl -Ls | sh

Ubuntu PPA

Note: this installs our full suite of binaries and keeps them up-to-date.

echo "deb [trusted=yes] /" | sudo tee  "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ipinfo.ppa.list"
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ipinfo

Debian / Ubuntu

Note: this is a one-time installation; updates are not automatic. Use the PPA for automatic updates.

curl -Ls | sh


curl -LO{arch}.deb
sudo dpkg -i ipinfo_3.3.1_linux_{arch}.deb

where {arch} can be 386, amd64, arm, or arm64.


cd /usr/ports/net/ipinfo-cli && make install clean

Arch linux

git clone
makepkg -si

Windows Powershell

Note: run powershell as administrator before executing this command.

iwr -useb | iex


scoop install ipinfo-cli


docker run --rm -it ipinfo/ipinfo:3.3.1

To save the CLI's config, add -v "/path_to_config:/root/.config/ipinfo". For example, the following command saves the config to the ipinfo directory in the current working directory.

docker run --rm -it -v "$PWD/ipinfo:/root/.config/ipinfo" ipinfo/ipinfo:3.3.1

Using go install

Make sure that $GOPATH/bin is in your $PATH, because that's where this gets installed:

go install

Using curl/wget

The pre-built binaries for all platforms are available on GitHub via artifacts in releases. You need to simply download, unpack and move them to your shell's binary search path.

The following OS & arch combinations are supported (if you use one not listed on here, please open an issue):


After choosing a platform PLAT from above, run:

# for Windows, use ".zip" instead of ".tar.gz"
curl -LO${PLAT}.tar.gz
# OR

tar -xvf ipinfo_3.3.1_${PLAT}.tar.gz
sudo mv ipinfo_3.3.1_${PLAT} /usr/local/bin/ipinfo

Using git

Installing from source requires at least the Golang version specified in go.mod. You can install the Golang toolchain from the official site.

Once the correct Golang version is installed, simply clone the repository and install the binary:

git clone ipinfo-cli
cd ipinfo-cli
go install ./ipinfo/

You can add $GOPATH/bin to your $PATH to access ipinfo directly from anywhere.

Alternatively, you can do the following to output the binary somewhere specific:

git clone ipinfo-cli
cd ipinfo-cli
go build -o <path> ./ipinfo/

Replace <path> with the required location.

Additional CLIs

The ipinfo CLI has some subcommands like grepip, grepdomain, matchip, prips, cidr2range, cidr2ip, range2cidr, range2ip, splitcidr, randip and mmdb which are also shipped as standalone binaries.

These binaries are available via all the same installation methods as mentioned above for ipinfo, except you must change only the name to the name of the subcommand, and choose the appropriate version.

Currently these subcommands are separately shipped:

CLI Version
grepip 1.2.3
grepdomain 1.0.0
matchip 1.0.0
prips 1.0.0
cidr2range 1.2.0
cidr2ip 1.0.0
range2cidr 1.3.0
range2ip 1.0.0
randip 1.1.0
splitcidr 1.0.0
mmdb 1.4.2

Quick Start

This will help you quickly get started with the ipinfo CLI.

Default Help Message

By default, invoking the CLI shows a help message:




If you have a token, log in with it first. You can continue without a token, but there will be limited data output and some features (like bulk lookups) will not be available. Get your token for free at

ipinfo init


You can quickly look up details of your own IP with myip:

ipinfo myip

ipinfo myip

Any IP

You can see the details of any IP by specifying it:


ipinfo myip


You can pipe IPs in and get their results in bulk (this requires a token):

cat ips.txt | ipinfo | less

cat ips.txt | ipinfo

Here's the CSV version of that:

cat ips.txt | ipinfo -c | less

cat ips.txt | ipinfo -c

Field Filter

In case you only needed a single field from a bunch of IPs:

cat ips.txt | ipinfo -f hostname

cat ips.txt | ipinfo


The above commands implicitly run the bulk subcommand on the input. You can manually specify bulk and input IPs on the command line:

ipinfo bulk | less

ipinfo bulk


IP details can be summarized similar to what's provided by

cat lk-ips.txt | ipinfo summarize

ipinfo summarize

There are many more features available, so for full details, consult the -h or --help message for each command. For example:

ipinfo --help


Auto-completion is supported for at least the following shells:


NOTE: it may work for other shells as well because the implementation is in Golang and is not necessarily shell-specific.


Installing auto-completions is as simple as running one command (works for bash, zsh and fish shells):

ipinfo completion install

If you want to customize the installation process (e.g. in case the auto-installation doesn't work as expected), you can request the actual completion script for each shell:

# get bash completion script
ipinfo completion bash

# get zsh completion script
ipinfo completion zsh

# get fish completion script
ipinfo completion fish

Shell not listed?

If your shell is not listed here, you can open an issue.

Note that as long as the COMP_LINE environment variable is provided to the binary itself, it will output completion results. So if your shell provides a way to pass COMP_LINE on auto-completion attempts to a binary, then have your shell do that with the ipinfo binary itself (or any of our binaries).


The amount of data you get back per lookup depends upon how much data you have enabled on your token via the site.

If you have an account, see our plans and addons.

All examples in this document use a token with all data enabled.

Color Output

Disabling Color Output

All our CLIs respect either the --nocolor flag or the NO_COLOR environment variable to disable color output.

Color on Windows

To enable color support for the Windows command prompt, run the following to enable Console Virtual Terminal Sequences.

REG ADD HKCU\CONSOLE /f /v VirtualTerminalLevel /t REG_DWORD /d 1

You can disable this by running the following:

REG DELETE HKCU\CONSOLE /f /v VirtualTerminalLevel

Other IPinfo Tools

There are official IPinfo client libraries available for many languages including PHP, Python, Go, Java, Ruby, and many popular frameworks such as Django, Rails and Laravel. There are also many third party libraries and integrations available for our API.

See for more details.

About IPinfo

Founded in 2013, IPinfo prides itself on being the most reliable, accurate, and in-depth source of IP address data available anywhere. We process terabytes of data to produce our custom IP geolocation, company, carrier, VPN detection, hosted domains, and IP type data sets. Our API handles over 40 billion requests a month for 100,000 businesses and developers.