Whenever I try running some command like: bitcoin-cli getinfo The prompt just hangs and does not return anything, similar to SQL interface if you do not enter semicolon. Running only "bitcoin-cli" returns the help screen but running any command just hangs and need to press CTRL+C to get back.

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Many commands block the daemon from responding to requests, and during startup you'll not get responses while the node is initializing.

  • actually the bitcoind was restarting continuously in background due to error, once the error was fixed, everything worked.
    – lost111in
    May 5, 2018 at 22:36

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