How to get droplet name in bash?

I would like to retrieve the droplet name in bash to use as an argument for my script, is there a way to get this info?

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Yes it’s doable. The droplet listing API call will get you all droplets in the account and their respective IPs. So from the droplet itself get the IP:

# Make sure to: yum install net-tools
IP=$(ifconfig eth0 |grep "inet "|awk '{print $2}')

Then call the API to get the droplet list and match the droplet with the IP from above.

JSON=$(curl -X GET -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Authorization: Bearer $API_KEY" "")

  "droplets": [
      "id": 3164444,
      "name": "",
      "memory": 1024,
      "vcpus": 1,
      "disk": 25,
      "locked": false,
      "status": "active",
      "kernel": {
        "id": 2233,
        "name": "Ubuntu 14.04 x64 vmlinuz-3.13.0-37-generic",
        "version": "3.13.0-37-generic"
      "created_at": "2014-11-14T16:29:21Z",
      "features": [
      "backup_ids": [
      "snapshot_ids": [

      "image": {
        "id": 6918990,
        "name": "14.04 x64",
        "distribution": "Ubuntu",
        "slug": "ubuntu-16-04-x64",
        "public": true,
        "regions": [
        "created_at": "2014-10-17T20:24:33Z",
        "type": "snapshot",
        "min_disk_size": 20,
        "size_gigabytes": 2.34
      "volume_ids": [

      "size": {
      "size_slug": "s-1vcpu-1gb",
      "networks": {
        "v4": [
            "ip_address": "",
            "netmask": "",
            "gateway": "",
            "type": "public"
        "v6": [
            "ip_address": "2604:A880:0800:0010:0000:0000:02DD:4001",
            "netmask": 64,
            "gateway": "2604:A880:0800:0010:0000:0000:0000:0001",
            "type": "public"
      "region": {
        "name": "New York 3",
        "slug": "nyc3",
        "sizes": [

        "features": [
        "available": null
      "tags": [

  "links": {
    "pages": {
      "last": "",
      "next": ""
  "meta": {
    "total": 3

You’d need to use the DO API v2 for this. A simple curl to the API would get you the droplet name.