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I've been working with a bitcoin node for a while, so working with a monero node has seen me searching for features I'm used to with the former. It's common when withdrawing to get the "failed to get random outputs" error, due to attempting too large of a transaction. To avoid that, I'd like to build the maximum size transaction myself. But I'm used to listunspent and createrawtransaction commands for bitcoin-cli. Is there an equivalent for monero-wallet-cli?

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Is it possible to list unspent transactions...

You want to list unspent outputs, not "unspent transactions", for which you can use the appropriately named unspent_outputs command.

...and use them to create a raw transaction?

You can use transfer to create a transaction using specific address indexes (e.g. the indexes that have the outputs you wish to spend), or sweep_single to create a tx using a specific output index and key image or sweep_all (specifying indexes to send).

If by "raw" you mean "do not immediately send", you can create a transaction using the monero-wallet-rpc versions of transfer, sweep_single or sweep_all, passing in the flag do_not_relay: true, which will return to you a transaction you can send later using submit_transfer.

If by "raw" you mean "unsigned", see this QA: How do I use cold transaction signing?

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  • What version of monero-wallet-cli is this command included in? I don't seem to have it, and it's not in every instance of the docs.
    – Fibericon
    Aug 9, 2021 at 13:16
  • It is in the docs help unspent_outputs (just like all the mentioned commands) and has been present for years.
    – jtgrassie
    Aug 9, 2021 at 14:10

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