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Old 08-25-2013
I am no longer competent on Linux (it's been more than 5 years since I used it regularly), but perhaps this will provide more specific information than the simpler ip route?
Code:
ip route get <addr>

Where <addr> is any destination address to which you do not have a direct host-host or host-subnet route. Perhaps you could use 8.8.8.8 (one of Google's public dns ip addresses).

ip route get doesn't actually send a packet, it only uses the kernel's routing information to determine how such a packet would be sent.

Regards,
Alister
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Old 08-25-2013
Perfect
Thank you Smilie

This gives exactly what i want:
Code:
ip route get 8.8.8.8 | awk '/8.8.8.8/ {print $NF}'


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