Bitcoin-s command line interface
The cli project is meant to be a bitcoin-s command line interface (cli).
You only need to do one of the two sections below (Building the command line interface) or (Native binaries), and we recommend doing the first option because it is simpler.
Building the command line interface
You must first have bitcoin-s properly installed on your machine, after which you should be able to build the cli with
After running that command you should find the executable here:
You can ask the client for help with
./app/cli/target/universal/stage/bin/bitcoin-s-cli --help Usage: bitcoin-s-cli [options] [<cmd>] -n, --network <value> Select the active network. --debug Print debugging information -h, --help Display this help message and exit <cmd> The command and arguments to be executed. Try bitcoin-s-cli help for a list of all commands
Now you are are ready to start the server that the cli sends commands to. Take a look at our server documentation on how to build and start the server.
Bitcoin-s also supports building native executables for various platforms supported by the graalvm native image tool.
You can build by using the native image plugin for sbt. This will download the appropriate graalvm version and the native image tool, and then build the cli
After the build is done, you can find the artifact here locally
We also publish native image binaries every time we merge a commit to master on github. As an example, you can see the artifacts in the upper right hand corner.
If you don't want to build the
bitcoin-s-cli yourself, you can download it for your platform there.