This is a followup question of this one. I would like to perform basic CLI operations without having to download +100GB of data.

How are you checking on a transfer, balances "safely" without having to run your own node? I would prefer the CLI if possible, but GUI would also be acceptable.

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You can use a remote node with the CLI wallets. See options --daemon-*.

The GUI wallet also allows you to use a remote node, as do most mobile wallets.

Now, "safely" here is subjective, running your own node (locally or remotely) is always better than trusting someone else's.

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