How do I use bitcoind through Terminal on Mac OSX? I think this is not adressed by these questions, but honestly, I'm not sure:

Bitcoin-Qt command line control on Mac

What are the steps in building bitcoind on Mac OS X 10.6?

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Per Gavin Andresen's answer on the first post to which you linked, Bitcoin-Qt for Mac does not ship with bitcoind. However, you can still access it with curl or wget, or using the provided Python wrapper. See the post for more.

If you are adamant about using bitcoind itself, your best bet is to compile your own bitcoind using my instructions or using the instructions provided in the source distribution of bitcoin.

  • The OSX build instructions mentioned above may be one in the same come 0.8.0, when issue #2026 is complete.
    – Colin Dean
    Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 6:19

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