I've installed Litecoin from the main page, so now I have few executable files, like litecoin-cli, litecoind, litecion-qt, ...

I know, that the easiest way to sync blockchain is to run ./litecoin-qt and it will start the syncing automaticly. More than that, I've downloaded bootstrap.dat, so know the stuff will get synced much faster.

But how can I do it, without QT GUI, only using the terminal?

  • 1
    Run ./litecoind
    – Nick ODell
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 22:51

3 Answers 3


litecoind will sync the blockchain the same way as litecoin-qt, and you can interact with it via RPC calls or with litecoin-cli, both from terminal. Also, bootstrap is not recommended generally for newer bitcoin codebases.


The same way, put the bootstrap file in the datafolder (~/.litecoin on linux) and run litecoind ./litecoind


So, it really works the same way as a Bitcoin: just run ./liteciond -daemon and syncing will start automatically.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.