X-Cash Wallet (CLI)
Use X-Cash CLI Wallet (xcash-wallet-cli) to interact with a wallet through the terminal
Wallet uses your private keys to compute your total balance, retrieve your transactions history, and sign transactions.
However, wallet does not store the blockchain and does not directly participate in the p2p network.
The CLI wallet is the most reliable, secured and most feature complete wallet for X-Cash.
Ilustration of the 1.5.0 CLI Wallet displaying an unconfirmed balance
Wallet connects to a full node to scan the blockchain for your transaction outputs and to send your transactions out to the network. The full node can be either local (same computer) or remote.
The best practice is to run the full node on the same computer as the wallet (or within your home network) and the connection happens over HTTP.
Any transaction leaving the wallet is already blinded by all X-Cash privacy features. This means plain text HTTP communication isn't an issue on its own even if you connect to a remote node.
However, connecting to a remote node has other nuanced trade-offs, such as easiness of use and faster syncing. This happens at the cost of a potential privacy reduction and limited reliability. It is recommended to fully familiarize with the limits of using a remote node vs. a local node before attempting in doing so.
./xcash-wallet-cli [options] [command]
Go to directory where you unpacked X-Cash.
Run the daemon and wait until it syncs up with the network (may take up to a few days depending on your last block height, network speed and CPU available load):
In a separate terminal window, run the wallet:
./xcash-wallet-cli --generate-new-wallet XCashExampleWallet
Enlist available options.
By default wallet assumes mainnet.
Run on stagenet. Remember to run your daemon with
Run on testnet. Remember to run your daemon with
Full path to the log file.
Soft limit in bytes for the log file (=104850000 by default, which is just under 100MB). Once log file grows past that limit, x-cash creates the next log file with a UTC timestamp postfix
Limit on the number of log files (=50 by default). The oldest log files are removed. In production deployments, you would probably prefer to use established solutions like logrotate instead.
Wallet depends on a full node for all non-local operations. The following options define how to connect to
Enable commands and behaviors which rely on
Disable commands and behaviors which rely on
The newly created transaction will not be relayed to the X-Cash network. Instead it will be dumped to a file in a raw hexadecimal format. Useful if you want to push the transaction through a gateway. This may be easier to use over Tor than X-Cash wallet.
Allow communicating with
Create a new X-Cash wallet and save it to
Concerns encrypting the wallet file. The wallet file is encrypted with ChaCha stream cipher. The encryption key is derived from the user supplied password by hashing the password with CryptoNight. This option defines how many times the CryptoNight hashing will be applied. The default is
Open existing wallet. Example:
Provide wallet password as a parameter instead of interactively. Remember to escape/quote as needed. Not recommended because the password will remain in your command history and will also be visible in the process table. For automation prefer
Provide password as a file in stead of interactively. Trailing are discarded when reading the password file. Prefer this over
Restore/generate a special wallet to work with a hardware device like Ledger or Trezor and save it to
Restore a view-only version of the wallet to track incoming transactions and save it to
Restore a wallet from secret spend key and save it to
Restore a wallet from secret mnemonic seed. Use this to restore from your 25 words backup. You will be asked for a password to encrypt the wallet file (once restored). Note this is not a passphrase to mnemonic seed. Mnemonic seeds generated by X-Cash official wallets are naked.
Create a standard wallet from multisig keys. This is useful to combine all multisig secret keys back into the standard wallet (when you no longer need the multisig). The wallet will then have control of the funds. It only supports providing all secret keys even if the multisig scheme allowed for less (only
Restore a multisig wallet from secret seed that was earlier exported with the
Full path to the configuration file. Note this should be a separate config than
Max number of threads to use for parallel jobs. The default value
Language for mnemonic seed words. One of
If your display freezes, exit blind with ^C, then run again with
These options are either legacy or rarely useful.
Generate legacy non-deterministic wallet. The view key will not be derived from the spend key. You would also have to backup the .keys. To restore non-deterministic wallet (standard address) use
Restore legacy non-deterministic wallet by providing both spend and view keys and the standard address.
Set shared ring database path. No longer worthwhile.
Provide mnemonic seed as a command line option for
You would run
You would run
Wallet files are created and seek in current directory. This is rarely what you want. Use
--wallet-fileand similar options to control this.
Log files are created in the same directory as
--log-fileto specify the location.
Commands are used interactively in the
You can also run a one-off command by providing it as a commandline parameter. This is rarely useful though. For automation prefer
The CLI wallet has built-in help for individual commands - we will not attempt to reproduce that. Instead we focus on grouping commands so you can quickly find what you are looking for. Use
help command_nameto learn more.
help- list all commands
help <command>- show help for individual command
version- show version of the xcash-wallet-cli binary
account- total balance; list accounts with respective balances
balance detail- within the current account, list addresses with respective balances
To perform on-chain transaction you should used the function transfer:
transfer [<tx_privacy_settings>] [index=<N1>[,<N2>,...]] [<priority>] [<ring_size>] <address> <amount> [<payment_id>]
Blockchain privacy setting feature, can be
Index of the transaction.
Priority setting i.e. fee (multiplier) settings, can be
Defaults to 1. Leads to a multiplication of the base fee per kb of respectively
Number of possible signers in the ring signature. Defaults and fixed to
Recipient address. Should be an
Amount to be sent in
Payment id to be added to the transaction. Defaults to
About the fixed ring size
In X-Cash 1.4.0, we introduced a fixed ring size of 21 along with the release of public transactions. This choice has been made to improve significantly the privacy at the cost of an increase of the transaction size which is largely overbalanced by the introduction of bulletproof.
You can also move the entire balance by using the
sweep_allcommand with the same parameters (except the amount) as the
transfercommand. If you leave
sweep_allblank with no parameters it will send a tx back to your wallet. This is helpful in reducing unspents for voting.
Open the wallet file in the
xcash-wallet-cliand once the wallet is fully synchronize, type the command:
delegates public addressor
status- show if synced up to the blockchain height
fee- show current fee-per-byte and full node's mempool (the backlog of transactions depending on the priority)
wallet_info- show wallet file path, standard address, type and network
seed- show raw mnemonic seed
encrypted_seed- create mnemonic seed encrypted with the passphrase; you will need to remember or store the passphrase separately; restoring will not be possible without the passphrase
spendkey- show secret spend key and public spend key
viewkey- show secret view key and public view key
check_reserve_proof- prove the balance
check_spend_proof- prove you made the payment
verify <filename> <address> <signature>- prove ownership of the address; allows to verify the file was signed by the owner of specific X-Cash address
These allow to learn and verify transaction's private key
r. This was useful to create a proof of payment but got superseded by
check_tx_key <txid> <txkey> <address>
set_tx_key <txid> <tx_key>
unspent_outputs- show a list of, and a histogram of unspent outputs (indivisible pieces of your total balance)
import_key_images <file>- used to inform the view-only wallet about outgoing transactions so it can calculate the real balance; normally view-only wallets only learn about incoming transactions, not outgoing
export_outputs <file>- export a set of outputs owned by this wallet to a