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Mina 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 Mina CLI is installed when you install Mina.


Mina APIs are always improving. 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
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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
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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
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
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
[--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
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