I installed bitcoind using Windows 10 WSL Ubuntu. I see the bitcoind.exe file in the src directory, but when I run "which bitcoind" I get no output.

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This is expected.

which only searches for binaries in your $PATH variable (e.g. it needs to be placed in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin for that). If you didn't put bitcoind there, you'll need to invoke it using the pathname (e.g. ./src/bitcoind in the directory that holds it).

  • This is expected after following the instructions in the doc\build-windows.md file? can I add the installation folder (/home/myuser/bitcoin) to PATH? Sep 30, 2021 at 13:54
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    @RonyTesler: many open source software allows you to "auto" be added to PATH via /usr/local/bin/ if your run "make install".
    – Mercedes
    Sep 30, 2021 at 14:03
  • @Mercedes I already ran 'make install DESTDIR=/mnt/c/workspace/bitcoin' before runnin 'which bitcoind' Sep 30, 2021 at 15:46
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    /mnt/DRIVE_LETTER/*/* could be part of WSL's PATH by default, or not. I don't and won't know, I can't answer you.
    – Mercedes
    Sep 30, 2021 at 15:50
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    @RonyTesler if it is installed there, you would want to add there to PATH
    – Mercedes
    Oct 3, 2021 at 15:46

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