I am solo mining using monerod. When I run './monerod show_hr', I am told 'Hash Rate Logging is on', but I can't find the files. Where are they stored in Ubuntu 14.04?

Also, is it possible to redirect the output of this command to the display rather than a file so I can monitor the rate on a real-time basis?

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The log file is ~/.bitmonero/bitmonero.log. On Windows, it is somewhere else which someone who knows will edit here soon.

The status command reports your hash rate. If you're running a detached monerod:

./monerod status

You could use watch to run this at whatever interval you want, eg:

watch -n 60 monerod status >> /tmp/monerod.log

Or you could grep the log, where the hash rate goes once requested by the show_hr command you included:

tail -f ~/.bitmonero/bitmonero.log | grep --line-buffered hashrate:

Edit: The hashrate isn't logged, as mentioned below. Another way, then:

(watch -t -n 60 './monerod status >> /tmp/monerod.log'&) 2>&1 2> /dev/null; tail -f /tmp/monerod.log

  • Not having much luck, sorry. I want to display a continuous hash rate on the terminal. I expect that the tail command you suggested will do that, but, when I run it, I get nothing, only a flashing cursor at the start of a blank line. Running the status command shows that I am mining and gives me the hash rate. But, when I check the bitmonero.log I see only error messages, no hash rates. A typical entry is: 2017-08-16 19:12:31.287 7f2011a7c780 INFO global contrib/epee/src/mlog.cpp:145 New log categories: *:WARNING,net:FATAL,net.p2p:FATAL,net.cn:FATAL,global:INFO,verify:FATAL,stacktrace:INFO Sor
    – user592440
    Commented Aug 16, 2017 at 23:25
  • Indeed, the hash rate isn't actually logged, you're right. I edited my answer with another command.
    – user36303
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 20:54

"...so I can monitor the rate on a real-time basis?", "I want to display a continuous hash rate on the terminal."

you can do that if you run monerod interactive (no "--detach") and type command:


But it's maybe a good idea to start monerod inside a "screen"-session, so you can switch it to background and log off the machine. Otherwise you have to keep the terminal open all the time. https://packages.debian.org/stretch/screen


... do whaterver interactively in monerod. Inside screen Ctrl-a "d" detaches session to backround. To get it back use:

screen -r 
    # or if you have more than one screen
screen -r PID

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