I'm wondering how to find the balance a wallet for a full node on a command-line only linux box. bitcoin-cli doesn't seem to help here, and I'm not sure what else to try.

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There is a simple RPC call getbalance. So bitcoin-cli getbalance should give you the number.

  • When I try bitcoin-cli getbalance I get error: {"code":-32601,"message":"Method not found"}
    – erikvold
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 21:36
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    That means your bitcoind is compiled without wallet support. Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 22:40
  • how about how to get balance of another public address? Commented Oct 28, 2018 at 11:56
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    Bitcoin Core has no support for querying the balance of an address individually. You can add the addresses you care about to a wallet using importaddress or importmulti, and then query the wallet's balance after rescanning. Commented Oct 28, 2018 at 16:46

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