Just built no gui, no wallet bitcoin on WSL Ubuntu Bionic, Bitcoin v0.17.1.
I want to experiment with bitcoin-cli.
I followed recommendation to run bitcoind -princonsole and it says: Using config file
This file doesn't exist.
I followed some dense discussion on how should this behave to make dumb users happier on github, supposedly there were some merges, but frankly, I have no clue what was the final conclusion and what is or isn't in 0.17.1
Eventually, I understood that datadir must be specified first.
But that doesn't work for me.
~/bitcoin$ bitcoind -datadir /mnt/d/blockchain -txindex
Error: Specified data directory "" does not exist.
/mnt/d/blockchain definitely exists.
Thanks for any help.
Many thanks to Nate Eldredge for pointing out a dumb error of mine and hope someone can help parsing and shedding some light on this:
Blockchain download has started and now I am waiting for the end result.