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bitcoin-cli - manual page for bitcoin-cli v0.16.0.0


Bitcoin Core RPC client version v0.16.0.0


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


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Specify configuration file (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)
Chain selection options:
Use the test chain
Enter regression test mode, which uses a special chain in which blocks can be solved instantly. This is intended for regression testing tools and app development.
Pass named instead of positional arguments (default: false)
Send commands to node running on <ip> (default:
Connect to JSON-RPC on <port> (default: 8332 or testnet: 18332)
Wait for RPC server to start
Username for JSON-RPC connections
Password for JSON-RPC connections
Timeout in seconds during HTTP requests, or 0 for no timeout. (default: 900)
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.
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.
Send RPC for non-default wallet on RPC server (argument is wallet filename in bitcoind directory, required if bitcoind/-Qt runs with multiple wallets)


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.
January 2018 bitcoin-cli v0.16.0.0