When I try to open my node this is the error that pops up

"Error: Cannot parse configuration file: parse error on line 1: curl https://bitnodes.io/install-full-node.sh | sh."

Does anyone know how to fix this so I can get my node up and running again?

1 Answer 1


Remove curl https://bitnodes.io/install-full-node.sh | sh. from your bitcoin.conf file

  • I can't find my bitcoin.conf file. The closest thing I was able to locate was a qt.conf file
    – Newbie21.
    Jan 28, 2020 at 14:20
  • Wherever you put this line, remove it. It is a terminal command, not an option to bitcoin nor a command for bitcoin. How are you starting Bitcoin Core?
    – Ava Chow
    Jan 28, 2020 at 16:59

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