I just installed bitcoind and primecoind on my ubuntu server. I was wondering where can i get all the command options for these daemons. The --help list does not display everything on primecoind as i dont even see the option "listaccounts" there. How else can i get a list of these options?

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All of the commands are well documented online at https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Original_Bitcoin_client/API_calls_list

primecoind is a fork of bitcoind (although it might be via litecoind) and the commands for most of these coin daemons is the same. primecoind has a couple of options specifically for the generation of coins, which isn't really supported in most other coin daemons.


bitcoind help lists the RPC commands. listaccounts is a RPC command. bitcoind --help lists the commandline options to the program itself.

EDIT: You can also use bitcoind help [RPC command] for a brief description.

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