I am familiar with bitcoin-cli getblockcount, but is there an easy way to compare this to the total block count to check my sync status?

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Since you're already on the command line, try:

wget -q -O- https://blockexplorer.com/q/getblockcount; echo
  • That's not even a URL, and hasn't been for years.
    – Claris
    Jun 21, 2018 at 19:49
  • This is exactly what I was looking for, it works for me. Did you try it? Jun 21, 2018 at 19:56

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