I am new to Monero and I am looking forward to understand better how to use it on the CLI so I can send donations to the wallet and have my uncle be able to use those in Venezuela due to the nonsense going on there.
I am comfortable with my current knowledge of asymmetric cryptography and Linux. I would like to use the CLI for basic operations on a paper wallet I generated offline.
I have the data of the paper wallet: public address, private view key, private spend key and so forth. I sent a little amount just for testing purposes and I got the hash transaction ID.
Ideally I would like to be able to perform the basic operations on that wallet on my computer via CLI:
- Restore the wallet
- Check the balance
- Make a transfer payment
So far what I did was:
pacman -Sy monero # Install monero on Arch sudo systemctl start monerod # Start the daemon and sync the blockchain monero-wallet-cli --generate-from-keys mywallet.monero # It will prompt for public address, secret spend key and secret view key # Then I exit the prompt and start again with monero-wallet-cli # It will prompt for the wallet and password # Then I check the transaction hash id with: get_tx_key e13e...
At that point it gets confusing since I keep getting the following:
Error: no tx keys found for this txid.
I tried also
balance command but it always shows 0. From what I have read I need to keep track of the txid's an individual key for each transaction so I can then use the
check_tx_key command. I assume that every time I run that command the wallet will know that transaction is claimed and therefore update the wallet (but I might be wrong here).
After that I would like to be able to perform a transfer on the CLI, but I couldn't even get to that point since I cannot even check the balance.
It might be the case that the blockchain is not fully downloaded. I have no idea on how much would be the size and time needed for this. Or if it is an API based service. Just for the sake of completion I started the service about an hour ago. Maybe I am doing something wrong to restore the paper wallet, I am not sure.
Could anyone please help me? Thanks!