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       bitcoin-cli - manual page for bitcoin-cli v0.16.3.0

       Bitcoin Core RPC client version v0.16.3.0

       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


              This help message


              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

bitcoin-cli v0.16.3.0            September 2018                   BITCOIN-CLI(1)