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Monero CLI Wallet commands reminder

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Monero is an open-source cryptocurrency that uses a blockchain and focuses on privacy. Similar to Bitcoin, a software wallet is required to send or receive transactions. The official website offers a variety of wallets to choose from. Personally, I prefer the CLI wallet for its flexibility and customizability. This is the wallet that will be discussed in this article.

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Note: when it comes to cryptocurrency security, it's always recommended to use a hardware device to store your private keys. The Ledger USB device is a popular choice as it provides a secure way to store your private keys and sign transactions on the blockchain. By using a hardware device, you add an extra layer of security to your cryptocurrency transactions, ensuring that your funds are safe from potential hacks and theft. The command below for wallet creation assume that you have a Ledger key.

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Create/Open Wallet

  • Create a new wallet:
user@host:~$ ./monero-wallet-cli --generate-from-device=Monero_Ledger

Note: The Monero application must be open and running on your Ledger device.

  • Open ledger wallet:
user@host:~$ ./monero-wallet-cli --wallet-file ./Monero_Ledger.keys

Note: On the Ledger device, approve the invitation to export view key.

  • Open Ledger wallet with a trusted node:
utilisateur@hôte:~$ ./monero-wallet-cli --wallet-file ./Monero_Ledger.keys --trusted-daemon --daemon-address

Note: On the Ledger device, approve the invitation to export view key.

Wallet commands

Once the wallet is open, you can use the following commands.

  • Synchronize wallet with the Monero network:
[wallet 86K1TV]: refresh
  • Start mining:
[wallet 86K1TV]: start_mining [<number_of_threads>] [bg_mining] [ignore_battery]
  • Help:
[wallet 86K1TV]: help
  • Deep Help:
[wallet 86K1TV]: help all
  • Show wallet main address and other info:
[wallet 86K1TV]: wallet_info
  • Show all addresses:
[wallet 86K1TV]: address all
  • Create new subaddress:
[wallet 86K1TV]: address new
  • Displays balance:
[wallet 86K1TV]: balance
  • Switch between accounts:
[wallet 86K1TV]: account switch 1
  • Displays outgoing transfers from the current wallet:
[wallet 86K1TV]: show_transfers out
  • Displays incoming transfers:
[wallet 86K1TV]: show_transfers in
  • Send monero:
[wallet 86K1TV]: transfer <address> <amount>
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