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Questions tagged [monero-wallet-cli]

The official command line wallet available for Monero on Linux, Windows, ARM, and MacOS.

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I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain

I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain. How do I resolve this issue?
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How do I, as a recipient, verify that my transaction actually arrived?

I received some XMR from a service / exchange / friend. How do I verify that my transaction actually arrived?
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Is there any way to construct a transaction manually?

With Bitcoin you can create an unsigned transaction, sign that transaction and then broadcast it. Is there anyway to do that with Monero? With all the fancy JSON, etc.
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How can I use Monero without syncing the blockchain?

Suppose I have a computer that doesn't have a lot of storage space, or suppose I don't want to wait a while for the blockchain to be synced with my computer. What can I do to use Monero faster without ...
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I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and created / performed a transaction on the wrong (alternative) chain

I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and created / performed a transaction on the wrong (alternative) chain. How do I resolve this issue and let the CLI / GUI show my proper ...
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What is the relevance of the restore height?

Still learning this stuff. But when restoring a wallet from seed, it gives an option for restore height (date). Do/should I set this to just before my first transaction? Or more on point if I set ...
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How does one convert the Trezor seed to a simplewallet seed and vice versa

Now that the source is available I thought I'd bring up the subject of the seed difference between the Trezor and Simplewallet. The Trezor uses 24 words, while Simplewallet uses 24 plus an extra word ...
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What encryption algorithm is used for the wallet.keys file?

I know that the wallet keys file contains an encrypted version of your private keys, but am just curious what encryption algorithm is used to do this, and also where is it done in the source code?
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How do I upgrade my software to v0.11.0.0?

I've been running CLI v0.10.3.1 and GUI Beta 2. How do I update these to v0.11.0.0?
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How do I connect monero-wallet-cli to a remote node?

In the post What privacy or security trade offs are associated with not running your own full node? the privacy ramifications of connecting monero-wallet-cli to a remote node are discussed. However, I ...
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What is churning?

I have read a few times on Reddit that churning one's own moneroj would improve privacy. What does it entail exactly? And how do I do that with the CLI or GUI?
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How do I generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the CLI (monero-wallet-cli)?

According to the release notes v0.12.2.0 includes Ledger support. How do I generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the CLI (monero-wallet-cli)?
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What data do the wallet files contain?

I see 3 files with the name of my wallet: wallet-name, wallet-name.keys, wallet-name.address.txt What is stored inside them? Does the wallet store the public and private keys and nothing else? Or ...
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Transaction stuck as “pending” in monero-wallet-cli

A transaction I made a few hours ago is stuck as "pending", after sending via monero-wallet-cli. The transaction has not been picked up in a block yet. I found this comment on Reddit by /u/...
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How do I upgrade my software to v0.11.1.0?

I've been running CLI v0.11.0.0 and GUI v0.11.0.0. How do I update these to v0.11.1.0?
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How do I upgrade my software to the newest version?

I've been running one of the following: CLI / GUI v0.12.X.X CLI / GUI v0.13.X.X How do I update these to the newest version?
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How to Use Monero Multisignature Wallets (2/2 & 2/3)

Disclaimer: this is written for the pre-release version and for testing purposes only (at the present moment). Use at your own responsibility and don't play with big amounts. To test yourself, you ...
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How do I, as a sender, verify that my transaction actually arrived?

I sent some XMR to a service / exchange / friend. How do I verify that my transaction actually arrived?
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Offline transaction signing. What are the details?

This offline transaction signing feature was PR'ed to master in early October. I generally know how this is supposed to work, as many others no doubt do as well. But what are the details? On the ...
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Support for a Ledger Nano S Recovery Plan B?

For a Ledger Nano S recovery contingency plan, how can one compute an associated vector of 25 Electrum wallet recovery words for each primary address using BIP 44 technology that is seeded from BIP 39 ...
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How to create a cold storage & watch-only wallet

Using monero-wallet-cli, I want to safely create a cold storage wallet and make a watch-only counterpart which I later want to use on my Windows PC to monitor the balance. How can I do this?
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How much information is passed from the daemon to simplewallet when scanning for a wallet's transactions?

When simplewallet is connected to a local daemon, the data throughput is mostly irrelevant because communication is done completely locally. But I am curious about how much data/information is ...
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Is it possible to create a lighter wallet than simplewallet without giving up a view key?

In the question How much information is passed from the daemon to simplewallet when scanning for a wallet's transactions?, it was clarified that simplewallet receives the entirety of every block ...
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Is there any remote node list to connect simplewallet?

Someone previously asked how to connect simplewallet to a remote node here: How do I connect monero-wallet-cli to a remote node? However, is there any list of remote nodes available and their ...
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Monero Height at a standstill

My Height seems to be stuck here 335459/335459 (100.0%) on mainnet But when I check the current height online it's 1289240 Could someone help me?
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How can I import a blackball database to improve my privacy?

How can the blackball database that I generate be added to the Monero wallet in order to improve privacy?
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My Ledger Monero wallet shows an incoming transaction with a value of zero (0), how do I resolve this issue?

I withdrew some funds from an exchange to my Ledger Monero wallet. However, the incoming has a value of zero (0). How can I resolve this issue?
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How do i delete the wallet cache?

In rare cases the wallet cache needs to be rebuilt. For example when the wallet cache isn't compatible with the current wallet version. How do i delete the wallet cache and trigger a rebuild?
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How do I prove that a payment has been sent to a particular address?

If I pay someone, and they then claim that the payment has not been received, how can I prove that the payment was in fact sent?
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How do I use a computer with a wallet to access a headless node at my home?

I'm running a headless, low wattage Ubuntu 16.04 (x86, if that matters) system that I have SSH'ed into, ran Screen, ran ./monerod, and then detached the Screen. This is my node. I also set up this ...
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How to use my 13 word MyMonero mnemonic seed with the GUI/CLI without accessing MyMonero?

It seems that MyMonero.com has been hacked and a lot of XMRs are gone. Mine probably included. I want to check my wallet and send out everything as soon as possible. I setup full node, synced ...
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Why did monero-wallet-cli restore the same wallet with different mnemonic seeds?

Using monero-wallet-cli --restore-deterministic-wallet with the following seeds can restore the same wallet: First seed: lawsuit artistic jeans lair plus village potato cedar certain sizes ruthless ...
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How much time does it take to transfer monero?

Using simplewallet (now monero-wallet-cli), how long does a typical transfer take to be recognized as part of the total balance of the receiving wallet? Does the mixin # influence the transfer time? ...
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How do you convert the mymonero.com seed to the simplewallet/monero-wallet-cli seed?

For those that use mymonero.com, if the site were to fail or suddenly shutter, how would someone be able to easily recover their funds using the seed provided by the website?
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Can I restore my account using just the keys file?

Can I restore my account without seed and wallet file, using just the keys file? and do I need to know the password if you can restore from key file?
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Monero wallet packet sniffing

I've been comparing the weaknesses of Monero and Bitcoin. Following from this about bitcoin packet sniffing. I'm just wondering what an attacker can do if he's on my LAN and can sniff packets on the ...
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Wallet initialization failed: basic_string::resize

I just transferred a demo wallet from MyMonero.com to simplewallet, refreshed the wallet using the node.monerohash.com public node and saved it. Afterwards, when trying to set auto-refresh to 1 it ...
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What is the use of the locked_transfer command in the cli?

What is the locked_transfer command used for? I'm assuming you can lock your coins for X amount of blocks before it gets sent to a destination. What are some use cases for this?
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Can't load wallet in CLI v0.13.0.2 or GUI v0.13.0.3 (error: std::bad_alloc | error: basic_string::_M_replace_aux)

Just downloaded the CLI binaries from getmonero. When trying to load a wallet in the CLI I get one of two errors: Error: failed to load wallet: std::bad_alloc Error: failed to load wallet: ...
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Run monero only in local network

I want to run some tests on monero, but I only want monerod to communicate to peers on my local network. I don't want it download the official blockchain. I want my wallet, which I will run from my ...
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Accounts got deleted from the wallet

I have a wallet with more than 10,000 accounts in it. I have tried to send some amount from one address to another address within the wallet but the amount sits in the sender's ledger balance for a ...
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Setup remote-connectable node?

I'd like to setup a full remote node for personal usage (meaning I want it to act as a full node to help decentralize the network, but I don't want it to be open to everyone for use with the GUI / CLI ...
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What would be the minimum mixin for full privacy?

How much privacy does the default (I think it's 4) give? If not enough, how high a mixin is enough?
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With Monero firmware loaded on a Trezor, how does one create private spend keys from the BIP 39 seed words supplied during a Trezor's configuration?

I’ve experimented with Monero’s V0313 experimental firmware that is installed on a traditionally hierarchical deterministic Trezor hardware device, which is also immune to key loggers and the CSRF ...
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Are there any Monero specific programming language “libraries” available?

I understand that simplewallet has a raw JSON RPC interface available, but are there any specific "helper" libraries available for a relatively modern programming language(PHP, Python, Java, ...
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How do I start using Monero with the command line tools?

If you need to use the Monero command line tools, how do I get started with Monero?
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Why do monerod and monero-wallet-cli have mine commands?

Looking at --help, they each have a start_mining and stop_mining command. monerod includes an argument for an address. How are these different from cpuminer-multi?
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How do I create a subaddress with the cli wallet?

With Lithium Luna v0.12 sub-addresses were added. How do I create and manage sub-addresses that I can use to enhance my privacy?
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How do I, on Mac OS X, generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the CLI and subsequently use it in the GUI?

According to the release notes v0.12.x.0 includes Ledger support. How do I, on Mac OS X, generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the CLI and subsequently use it in the GUI?
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Is there a way to remotely access simplewallet securely?

simplewallet has a RPC mode that allows you to access it via an API. This is intended for local use only. Is there a way to use simplewallet remotely in a secure way?