How do you run the functional tests from the Bitcoin Core Github repository?


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Clone a local copy of the repo and then from the project root:


(no python3 or ./ required)

Minimum required python version is listed here: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/.python-version

Documentation for running the functional tests is here: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/test/README.md#functional-tests

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    Maybe point out they need to compile the project first? Commented Jan 10 at 9:22
  • I'm running bitcoin core. When I input that command into terminal I get 'Command not found'.
    – Eoin
    Commented Jan 10 at 22:30

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