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bitcoin.conf - bitcoin configuration file

BITCOIN.CONF(5) File Formats Manual BITCOIN.CONF(5)


bitcoin.conf - bitcoin configuration file


All command-line options (except for '-conf') may be specified in a configuration file, and all configuration file options may also be specified on the command line. Command-line options override values set in the configuration file.
The configuration file is a list of 'setting=value' pairs, one per line, with optional comments starting with the '#' character. Please refer to bitcoind(1) for a up to date list of valid options.
The configuration file is not automatically created; you can create it using your favorite plain-text editor. By default, bitcoind(1) will look for a file named bitcoin.conf(5) in the bitcoin data directory, but both the data directory and the configuration file path may be changed using the '-datadir' and '-conf' command-line arguments.


bitcoin.conf should be located in $HOME/.bitcoin




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February 2016 bitcoin.conf 0.12