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bitcoin-cli - manual page for bitcoin-cli v0.17.1.0

bitcoin-cli [ options] <command> [params] Send command to Bitcoin Core
bitcoin-cli [ options] -named <command> [name=value]... Send command to Bitcoin Core (with named arguments)
bitcoin-cli [ options] help List commands
bitcoin-cli [ options] help <command> Get help for a command

Bitcoin Core RPC client version v0.17.1.0

This help message
Specify configuration file. Relative paths will be prefixed by datadir location. (default: bitcoin.conf)
Specify data directory
Get general information from the remote server. Note that unlike server-side RPC calls, the results of -getinfo is the result of multiple non-atomic requests. Some entries in the result may represent results from different states (e.g. wallet balance may be as of a different block from the chain state reported)
Pass named instead of positional arguments (default: false)
Timeout in seconds during HTTP requests, or 0 for no timeout. (default: 900)
Send commands to node running on <ip> (default:
Location of the auth cookie. Relative paths will be prefixed by a net-specific datadir location. (default: data dir)
Password for JSON-RPC connections
Connect to JSON-RPC on <port> (default: 8332 or testnet: 18332)
Username for JSON-RPC connections
Wait for RPC server to start
Send RPC for non-default wallet on RPC server (needs to exactly match corresponding -wallet option passed to bitcoind)
Read extra arguments from standard input, one per line until EOF/Ctrl-D (recommended for sensitive information such as passphrases). When combined with -stdinrpcpass, the first line from standard input is used for the RPC password.
Read RPC password from standard input as a single line. When combined with -stdin, the first line from standard input is used for the RPC password.
Print version and exit
Chain selection options:
Use the test chain

Copyright (C) 2009-2018 The Bitcoin Core developers
Please contribute if you find Bitcoin Core useful. Visit <> for further information about the software. The source code is available from <>.
This is experimental software. Distributed under the MIT software license, see the accompanying file COPYING or <>
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit <> and cryptographic software written by Eric Young and UPnP software written by Thomas Bernard.
December 2018 bitcoin-cli v0.17.1.0

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