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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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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 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 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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Can simplewallet auto refresh?

Sometimes after I send a transaction, I like to use the "refresh" command so that I can see how many blocks (confirmations) have occurred for my transaction. Similarly, when I am expecting to receive ...
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I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.12 to CLI or GUI v0.13) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain

I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.12 to CLI or GUI v0.13) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain. How do I resolve this issue?
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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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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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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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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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What programming language(s) are used in building Bitmonerod, Simplewallet, Kovri, and the Monero GUI?

What programming languages are being used to build Bitmonerod, Simplewallet, Kovri and the Monero GUI? Are multiple languages used within the same application? What is the level of programming ...
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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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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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Is there any way of changing the password of an existing wallet?

Let's assume that my wallet's password was compromised. Is there any way of changing the password or do i have to create a new wallet and transfer all the funds there?
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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 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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Why was `always-confirm-transfers = 1` not the default in version 0.10.0.0?

Let's say you just sent a transaction in monero-wallet-cli and you decide to copy that line and paste it in the daemon for whatever reason. Maybe you are thinking about editing its value or payment ID ...
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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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What does “transaction failed” mean in simplewallet?

When I opened my account in simplewallet, it said that my transaction failed even though I saw them in a transaction pool on a block explorer. What does the message mean in simplewallet?
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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?
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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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Creating and Splitting Transactions

I left a node mining the testnet for a few days and got a bunch of coinbase transactions (close to 1200). I tried doing sweep_all [my address] but that failed: Error: payment id has invalid format, ...
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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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private spend key versus mnemonic seed

What is the difference between a private spend key and mnemonic seed? Can both be used to sign a transaction? Are there any things that I can derive from one but not the other?
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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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Cloud storing wallet.keys encrypted files

How safe is it to store the wallet.keys files in a cloud service, email, website, etc? I imagine that it should be just as secure as the passphrases used to encrypt the file. If I understood it ...
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Is there the equivalent of a BIP38 encrypted private key for Monero private keys?

I would like to create plain text private keys for Monero that can be encrypted/decrypted using a process similar to BIP38. (https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0038.mediawiki) Is such a ...
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Are transaction fees hardcoded?

And if they are, why not be user defined like Bitcoin. Here we go again. My question does not have enough words in it so I am just typing.
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How long do I have to wait for monero-wallet-cli to be synchronized again?

So from time to time I use my monero-wallet-cli together with the monerod. I start up monerod and wait until its up to date. Then I start up the monero-wallet-cli but its empty. Now I have to use ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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Problems with creating name and regularly accessing view-only wallet for cold storage

Thanks for taking the time to help me out. I've created a couple view-only wallets using https://getmonero.org/knowledge-base/user-guides/view_only , and have been coming across some problems: 1) ...
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How can one use RingCT to maximize the privacy of existing wallets?

I think the privacy is not what it should be in my existing wallets is because 1) there are old zero mixin transactions there and 2) it is my understanding that it is possible to estimate the amounts ...
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Is there a risk that cold storage wallets containing non RingCT outputs will be unspendable in the future?

If I fund a wallet today and don't touch it for 5 years, is there a risk that I won't be able to spend my funds? Is it advisable to move funds around to a new wallet with each hard fork?
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How do you create a watch only wallet in simplewallet with the viewkey?

We all know that the viewkey can be used to verify transactions you've made, and has been covered to a certain extent in other questions, but how is this employed using the simplewallet client? What ...
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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 will happen to my wallet during next hard fork?

I read the following announcement on a mining pool website: HardFork V3: 23 days from now What will happen (if anything) to my actual wallet during this hardfork update? Will it change address? ...
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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 we view the balance of a cold wallet storage and keep it cold? [duplicate]

I have made a cold wallet storage following debruyne's guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/48cgmd/an_extensive_guide_for_securely_generating_an/ I would like to know what is the procedure ...
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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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Upon running monerod, I get two errors “cryptonote_protocol_handler.h:94 Unkonown command:1007” and “net_node.h:150 Unkonown command:1007”

I have never seen these errors. Is it safe to use cli-wallet to transfer funds? Should I be concerned? Using Monero 'Wolfram Warptangent' (v0.10.0.0-release) and macOS Sierra 10.12 (16A323).
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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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Is it possible to embed message for recipient in transaction?

I would like to embed human-readable short text message to outgoing transaction such that only the receiver can read it. May be reasonably short. Something similar like in wire transfer when sending ...
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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 do I merge wallet data from multiple wallets that control the same address?

Consider a scenario with the following facts: I have a Monero node at my home. It contains a wallet, but I generally don't use that wallet. I have a desktop computer where I have a wallet that I ...
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How to query the memory pool?

Block explorer explorer.xmr.my shows the contents of the memory pool. Does monerod, monero-wallet-cli or another CLI utility allow to query the Monero's memory pool? If so, how?
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Why are there so many different amounts received when receiving a payment?

Do the amounts received correlate to the mixin level when sent?