Bitcoin & Blockchain Programming #004 – Basic Commands

By Albert Szmigielski Last time we saw how to issue a command to bitcoind via the terminal usingĀ  bitcoin-cli. Today we will start examining the different commands that bitcoind can accept. Perhaps the most important one to start with will be the help command.

this will print out a list of all the commands that the bitcoind wallet accepts. If you want to save them in a file simply redirect the output to a file.

If you ever need help with a specific command you can get the man page by

for example

So there is our first command getblockcount it returns the number of blocks in our blockchain. Lets execute it.

Currently (jan 30

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