Just installed bitcoind on my server and wanted to find a cheat sheet for the bitcoind commands. Where would i find them with a description and example of what each command does?


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These days the most thorough and handy guide for the Bitcoin Core RPC commands is the bitcoin.org developer reference page.


Most probably you are looking for something like the API calls list or Running Bitcoin. Another option (suggested by Pieter Wuille) is to use bitcoind help command.

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    yep, that's about everything there is to BTC. Alt-coins may be different. Up voted Salvador's answer
    – Joe White
    Oct 20, 2013 at 5:49

Use bitcoin-cli help to get a list of all RPC commands. Use bitcoin-cli help <command> to get information about RPC command <command>.

  • I installed bitcoind on my ubuntu-Server with "apt-get install bitcoind". When I enter "bitcoind help" I get this answer: "error: couldn't connect to server". Jan 7, 2014 at 15:16

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