My command line won't accept my passphrase, but on the main system it says it's correct and I can change it. I want to dump private key but no matter what I try, it continues to say incorrect passphrase. What can I do?

  • Can you explain more precisely what works and what doesn't, e.g. specific commands and/or mouseclicks, and what exactly happens? I don't know what you mean by "the main system". Commented Sep 14, 2017 at 4:34

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If your passphrase contains spaces or special characters, you will need to wrap it with single quotes (') so that the debug console can properly parse your passphrase. For example, if your passphrase were This is my passphrase, then your command should be

walletpassphrase 'This is my passphrase'
  • Wow, this saved my day! Can't believe only single quotes (and not double quotes) works!
    – Bing Han
    Commented Jun 17, 2018 at 18:30

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