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I am planning on doing some transaction analysis on the blockchain, however, I only want to do it on a small part of the blockchain first and then run it on the full blockchain later on. I have downloaded the bitcoind client, is there any way to only sync up to a certain block?

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bitcoind supports the argument -stopatheight, which takes the number of blocks to download before halting.

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  • Surprising that this flag does not show up while running the bitcoind -? command, could you point me to some documentation I can look at? – m0bi5 Feb 9 at 0:52
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    It’s not a normal option. bitcoind -help -help-debug – Anonymous Feb 9 at 1:01

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