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bitcoin-cli - manual page for bitcoin-cli v22.0.0

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 v22.0.0

-?

Print this help message and exit

-addrinfo

Get the number of addresses known to the node, per network and total.

-conf=<file>

Specify configuration file. Relative paths will be prefixed by datadir location. (default: bitcoin.conf)

-datadir=<dir>

Specify data directory

-generate

Generate blocks immediately, equivalent to RPC getnewaddress followed by RPC generatetoaddress. Optional positional integer arguments are number of blocks to generate (default: 1) and maximum iterations to try (default: 1000000), equivalent to RPC generatetoaddress nblocks and maxtries arguments. Example: bitcoin-cli -generate 4 1000

-getinfo

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)

-named

Pass named instead of positional arguments (default: false)

-netinfo

Get network peer connection information from the remote server. An optional integer argument from 0 to 4 can be passed for different peers listings (default: 0). Pass "help" for detailed help documentation.

-rpcclienttimeout=<n>

Timeout in seconds during HTTP requests, or 0 for no timeout. (default: 900)

-rpcconnect=<ip>

Send commands to node running on <ip> (default: 127.0.0.1)

-rpccookiefile=<loc>

Location of the auth cookie. Relative paths will be prefixed by a net-specific datadir location. (default: data dir)

-rpcpassword=<pw>

Password for JSON-RPC connections

-rpcport=<port>

Connect to JSON-RPC on <port> (default: 8332, testnet: 18332, signet: 38332, regtest: 18443)

-rpcuser=<user>

Username for JSON-RPC connections

-rpcwait

Wait for RPC server to start

-rpcwaittimeout=<n>

Timeout in seconds to wait for the RPC server to start, or 0 for no timeout. (default: 0)

-rpcwallet=<walletname>

Send RPC for non-default wallet on RPC server (needs to exactly match corresponding -wallet option passed to bitcoind). This changes the RPC endpoint used, e.g. http://127.0.0.1:8332/wallet/<walletname>

-stdin

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.

-stdinrpcpass

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. When combined with -stdinwalletpassphrase, -stdinrpcpass consumes the first line, and -stdinwalletpassphrase consumes the second.

-stdinwalletpassphrase

Read wallet passphrase from standard input as a single line. When combined with -stdin, the first line from standard input is used for the wallet passphrase.

-version

Print version and exit

Debugging/Testing options:

Chain selection options:

-chain=<chain>

Use the chain <chain> (default: main). Allowed values: main, test, signet, regtest

-signet

Use the signet chain. Equivalent to -chain=signet. Note that the network is defined by the -signetchallenge parameter

-signetchallenge

Blocks must satisfy the given script to be considered valid (only for signet networks; defaults to the global default signet test network challenge)

-signetseednode

Specify a seed node for the signet network, in the hostname[:port] format, e.g. sig.net:1234 (may be used multiple times to specify multiple seed nodes; defaults to the global default signet test network seed node(s))

-testnet

Use the test chain. Equivalent to -chain=test.
September 2021 bitcoin-cli v22.0.0