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Mina Overview

CLI Reference

The Mina CLI (command-line interface) is the primary way for users to interact with the Mina network. It provides standard client functionality to create accounts, send transactions, and participate in consensus. There are also advanced client and daemon commands for power users.

The CLI is installed when you install Mina.


Mina APIs are still under construction, so these commands will likely change. See mina help for the most up-to-date version.

Mina Accounts

$ mina accounts help

Client commands concerning account management

  mina accounts SUBCOMMAND

=== subcommands ===

  list    List all owned accounts
  create  Create new account
  import  Import a password protected private key to be tracked by the daemon.
          Set MINA_PRIVKEY_PASS environment variable to use non-interactively
          (key will be imported using the same password).
  export  Export a tracked account so that it can be saved or transferred
          between machines.
          Set MINA_PRIVKEY_PASS environment variable to use non-interactively
          (key will be exported using the same password).
  unlock  Unlock a tracked account
  lock    Lock a tracked account
  help    explain a given subcommand (perhaps recursively)

Mina Client

$ mina client help

Lightweight client commands

  mina client SUBCOMMAND

=== subcommands ===

  get-balance           Get balance associated with a public key
  get-tokens            Get all token IDs that a public key has accounts for
  send-payment          Send payment to an address
  delegate-stake        Delegate your stake to another public key
  create-token          Create a new token
  create-token-account  Create a new account for a token
  mint-tokens           Mint more of a token owned by the command's sender
  cancel-transaction    Cancel a transaction -- this submits a replacement
                        transaction with a fee larger than the cancelled
  set-staking           Start producing blocks
  set-snark-worker      Set key you wish to snark work with or disable snark
  set-snark-work-fee    Set fee reward for doing transaction snark work
  export-logs           Export daemon logs to tar archive
  export-local-logs     Export local logs (no daemon) to tar archive
  stop-daemon           Stop the daemon
  status                Get running daemon status
  help                  explain a given subcommand (perhaps recursively)

Mina Daemon

$ mina daemon -help

Mina daemon

  mina daemon

=== flags ===

  [--all-peers-seen-metric true|false]                whether to track the set
                                                      of all peers ever seen for
                                                      the all_peers metric
                                                      (default: false)
  [--archive-address HOST:PORT/LOCALHOST-PORT]        Daemon to archive process
                                                      communication. If HOST is
                                                      omitted, then localhost is
                                                      assumed to be HOST.
                                                      (examples: 3086,
  [--archive-rocksdb]                                 Stores all the blocks
                                                      heard in RocksDB
  [--background]                                      Run process on the
  [--bind-ip IP]                                      IP of network interface to
                                                      use for peer connections
  [--block-producer-key KEYFILE]                      Private key file for the
                                                      block producer. You cannot
                                                      provide both
                                                      `block-producer-key` and
                                                      (default: don't produce
  [--block-producer-password PASSWORD]                Password associated with
                                                      the block-producer key.
                                                      Setting this is equivalent
                                                      to setting the
                                                      environment variable. Be
                                                      careful when setting it in
                                                      the commandline as it will
                                                      likely get tracked in your
                                                      history. Mainly to be used
                                                      from the daemon.json
                                                      config file
  [--block-producer-pubkey PUBLICKEY]                 Public key for the
                                                      associated private key
                                                      that is being tracked by
                                                      this daemon. You cannot
                                                      provide both
                                                      `block-producer-key` and
                                                      (default: don't produce
  [--client-port PORT]                                local RPC-server for
                                                      clients to interact with
                                                      the daemon (default: 8301)
  [--coinbase-receiver PUBLICKEY]                     Address to send coinbase
                                                      rewards to (if this node
                                                      is producing blocks). If
                                                      not provided, coinbase
                                                      rewards will be sent to
                                                      the producer of a block.
  [--config-directory DIR]                            Configuration directory
  [--config-file PATH]                                Path to a configuration
                                                      file (overrides
                                                      MINA_CONFIG_FILE, default:
                                                      Pass multiple times to
                                                      override fields from
                                                      earlier config files
  [--current-protocol-version NN.NN.NN]               Current protocol version,
                                                      only blocks with the same
                                                      version accepted
  [--demo-mode]                                       Run the daemon in
                                                      demo-mode -- assume we're
                                                      "synced" to the network
  [--direct-peer /ip4/IPADDR/tcp/PORT/p2p/PEERID]     Peers to always send new
                                                      messages to/from. These
                                                      peers should also have you
                                                      configured as a direct
                                                      peer, the relationship is
                                                      intended to be symmetric
  [--disable-node-status]                             Disable reporting node
                                                      status to other nodes
                                                      (default: enabled)
  [--discovery-keypair KEYFILE]                       Keypair (generated from
                                                      `mina advanced
                                                      to use with libp2p
                                                      discovery (default:
                                                      generate per-run temporary
  [--enable-flooding true|false]                      Publish our own
                                                      blocks/transactions to
                                                      every peer we can find
                                                      (default: false)
  [--enable-mina-peer-exchange true|false]            Help keep the mesh
                                                      connected when closing
                                                      connections (default:
  [--enable-peer-exchange true|false]                 Help keep the mesh
                                                      connected when closing
                                                      connections (default:
  [--external-ip IP]                                  External IP address for
                                                      other nodes to connect to.
                                                      You only need to set this
                                                      if auto-discovery fails
                                                      for some reason.
  [--external-port PORT]                              Port to use for all libp2p
                                                      communications (gossip and
                                                      RPC) (default: 8302)
  [--file-log-level LEVEL]                            Set log level for the log
                                                      default: Trace)
  [--gc-stat-interval INTERVAL]                       in mins for collecting GC
                                                      stats for metrics
                                                      (Default: 15.000000)
  [--generate-genesis-proof true|false]               Deprecated. Passing this
                                                      flag has no effect
  [--genesis-ledger-dir DIR]                          Directory that contains
                                                      the genesis ledger and the
                                                      genesis blockchain proof
                                                      (default: <config-dir>)
  [--insecure-rest-server]                            Have REST server listen on
                                                      all addresses, not just
                                                      localhost (this is
                                                      INSECURE, make sure your
                                                      firewall is configured
  [--isolate-network true|false]                      Only allow connections to
                                                      the peers passed on the
                                                      command line or configured
                                                      through GraphQL. (default:
  [--libp2p-metrics-port PORT]                        libp2p metrics server for
                                                      scraping via Prometheus
                                                      (default no
  [--limited-graphql-port PORT]                       GraphQL-server for limited
                                                      daemon interaction
  [--log-block-creation true|false]                   Log the steps involved in
                                                      including transactions and
                                                      snark work in a block
                                                      (default: true)
  [--log-json]                                        Print log output as JSON
                                                      (default: plain text)
  [--log-level LEVEL]                                 Set log level
                                                      default: Info)
  [--log-precomputed-blocks true|false]               Include precomputed blocks
                                                      in the log (default:
  [--log-snark-work-gossip true|false]                Log snark-pool diff
                                                      received from peers
                                                      (default: false)
  [--log-txn-pool-gossip true|false]                  Log transaction-pool diff
                                                      received from peers
                                                      (default: false)
  [--max-connections NN]                              max number of connections
                                                      that this peer will have
                                                      to neighbors in the gossip
                                                      network. Tuning this
                                                      higher will strengthen
                                                      your connection to the
                                                      network in exchange for
                                                      using more RAM (default:
  [--metrics-port PORT]                               metrics server for
                                                      scraping via Prometheus
                                                      (default no
  [--minimum-block-reward AMOUNT]                     Minimum reward a block
                                                      produced by the node
                                                      should have. Empty blocks
                                                      are created if the rewards
                                                      are lower than the
                                                      specified threshold
                                                      (default: No threshold,
                                                      transactions and coinbase
                                                      will be included as long
                                                      as the required snark work
                                                      is available and can be
                                                      paid for)
  [--no-super-catchup]                                Don't use super-catchup
  [--open-limited-graphql-port]                       Have the limited GraphQL
                                                      server listen on all
                                                      addresses, not just
                                                      localhost (this is
                                                      INSECURE, make sure your
                                                      firewall is configured
  [--peer /ip4/IPADDR/tcp/PORT/p2p/PEERID]            initial "bootstrap" peers
                                                      for discovery
  [--peer-list-file /ip4/IPADDR/tcp/PORT/p2p/PEERID]  initial "bootstrap" peers
                                                      for discovery inside a
                                                      file delimited by
                                                      new-lines (\n)
  [--peer-list-url URL]                               URL of seed peer list
                                                      file. Will be polled
  [--precomputed-blocks-file PATH]                    Path to write precomputed
                                                      blocks to, for replay or
  [--proof-level]                                     full|check|none
  [--proposed-protocol-version NN.NN.NN]              Proposed protocol version
                                                      to signal other nodes
  [--rest-port PORT]                                  local REST-server for
                                                      daemon interaction
                                                      (default: 3085)
  [--run-snark-coordinator PUBLICKEY]                 Run a SNARK coordinator
                                                      with this public key
                                                      (ignored if the
                                                      run-snark-worker is set)
  [--run-snark-worker PUBLICKEY]                      Run the SNARK worker with
                                                      this public key
  [--seed]                                            Start the node as a seed
  [--snark-worker-fee FEE]                            Amount a worker wants to
                                                      get compensated for
                                                      generating a snark proof
                                                      (default: 100000000)
  [--snark-worker-parallelism NUM]                    Run the SNARK worker using
                                                      this many threads.
                                                      Equivalent to setting
                                                      OMP_NUM_THREADS, but
                                                      doesn't affect block
  [--stop-time UPTIME]                                in hours after which the
                                                      daemon stops itself (only
                                                      if there were no slots won
                                                      within an hour after the
                                                      stop time) (Default: 24)
  [--tracing]                                         Trace into
  [--upload-blocks-to-gcloud true|false]              upload blocks to gcloud
                                                      storage. Requires the
                                                      environment variables
                                                      NETWORK_NAME, and
  [--uptime-submitter-key KEYFILE]                    Private key file for the
                                                      uptime submitter. You
                                                      cannot provide both
                                                      `uptime-submitter-key` and
  [--uptime-submitter-pubkey PUBLICKEY]               Public key of the
                                                      submitter to the Mina
                                                      delegation program, for
                                                      the associated private key
                                                      that is being tracked by
                                                      this daemon. You cannot
                                                      provide both
                                                      `uptime-submitter-key` and
  [--uptime-url URL]                                  URL of the uptime service
                                                      of the Mina delegation
  [--validation-queue-size NN]                        size of the validation
                                                      queue in the p2p network
                                                      used to buffer messages
                                                      (like blocks and
                                                      transactions received on
                                                      the gossip network) while
                                                      validation is pending. If
                                                      a transaction, for
                                                      example, is invalid, we
                                                      don't forward the message
                                                      on the gossip net. If this
                                                      queue is too small, we
                                                      will drop messages without
                                                      validating them. If it is
                                                      too large, we are
                                                      susceptible to DoS attacks
                                                      on memory. (default: 150)
  [--work-reassignment-wait WAIT-TIME]                in ms before a snark-work
                                                      is reassigned (default:
  [--work-selection seq|rand]                         Choose work sequentially
                                                      (seq) or randomly (rand)
                                                      (default: rand)
  [--working-dir PATH]                                path to chdir into before
                                                      starting (useful for
                                                      background mode, defaults
                                                      to cwd, or / if
  [-help]                                             print this help text and
                                                      (alias: -?)

Mina Advanced

$ mina advanced help

Advanced client commands

  mina advanced SUBCOMMAND

=== subcommands ===

  add-peers                   Add peers to the daemon
                              Addresses take the format
  archive-blocks              Archive a block from a file.
                              If an archive address is given, this process will
                              communicate with the archive node directly;
                              otherwise it will communicate through the daemon
                              over the rest-server
  batch-send-payments         Send multiple payments from a file
  chain-id-inputs             Print the inputs that yield the current chain id
  client-trustlist            Client trustlist management
  compile-time-constants      Print a JSON map of the compile-time consensus
  compute-receipt-chain-hash  Compute the next receipt chain hash from the
                              previous hash and transaction ID
  constraint-system-digests   Print MD5 digest of each SNARK constraint
  dump-keypair                Print out a keypair from a private key file
  generate-keypair            Generate a new public, private keypair
  generate-libp2p-keypair     Generate a new libp2p keypair and print out the
                              peer ID
  get-nonce                   Get the current nonce for an account
  get-peers                   List the peers currently connected to the daemon
  get-public-keys             Get public keys
  get-trust-status            Get the trust status associated with an IP address
  get-trust-status-all        Get trust statuses for all peers known to the
                              trust system
  hash-transaction            Compute the hash of a transaction from its
                              transaction ID
  next-available-token        The next token ID that has not been allocated.
                              Token IDs are allocated sequentially, so all lower
                              token IDs have been allocated
  node-status                 Get node statuses for a set of peers
  object-lifetime-statistics  Dump internal object lifetime statistics to JSON
  pending-snark-work          List of snark works in JSON format that are not
                              available in the pool yet
  pooled-user-commands        Retrieve all the user commands that are pending
  reset-trust-status          Reset the trust status associated with an IP
  send-rosetta-transactions   Dispatch one or more transactions, provided to
                              stdin in rosetta format
  set-coinbase-receiver       Set the coinbase receiver
  snark-job-list              List of snark jobs in JSON format that are yet to
                              be included in the blocks
  snark-pool-list             List of snark works in the snark pool in JSON
  start-tracing               Start async tracing to
  status-clear-hist           Clear histograms reported in status
  stop-tracing                Stop async tracing
  time-offset                 Get the time offset in seconds used by the daemon
                              to convert real time into blockchain time
  validate-keypair            Validate a public, private keypair
  validate-transaction        Validate the signature on one or more
                              transactions, provided to stdin in rosetta format
  verify-receipt              Verify a receipt of a sent payment
  visualization               Visualize data structures special to Mina
  vrf                         Commands for vrf evaluations
  wrap-key                    Wrap a private key into a private key file
  help                        explain a given subcommand (perhaps recursively)