Particl CLI

Command-line client for advanced users

Preview of Particl CLI
Preview of Particl CLI

About Particl CLI

Particl-cli offers all the essential features, but doesn’t include all the advanced bells and whistles of Particl graphical clients.

Controlled via command line interface, Particl-cli is usually used on remote machines and computers without monitors, e.g. servers and less powerful devices like Raspberry Pi (which make great dedicated staking devices!).

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Getting started


  1. Download latest release latest release
  2. Verify the downloaded archive (to make sure you haven’t downloaded bad client, e.g. infected with malware)
  3. Launch the client – see Usage below
  4. Backup your wallet – see Backup & Restore wallet guide

Backup & Restore

Read our dedicated guide on how to properly and securely back-up (and restore) your Particl wallet.


Everything is executed in particl-cli directory particl/bin/ by default.

Before you can enter any commands, you need Particld (daemon) to run:

$ ./particld -daemon

Basic commands

Next, you can enter commands you need.

Beware as every command starts with ./particl-cli <command> (and NOT ./particld <command>)
  • stop – stop the daemon
  • help – lists all available commands
If you see Error: couldn't connect to server: unknown (code -1), you probably haven’t started ./particld.
You cannot run ./particld in parallel with Particl Core wallet.


  • getinfo – general info about your wallet (version, balance, staking balance, network data etc.)
  • getwalletinfo – view balances (total, staking, immature), wallet (un)locked status etc.
  • getbalance – shows your total balance only
  • listtransactions – lists latest transactions
  • getnetworkinfo – about your connection to the network
  • getpeerinfo – info about peer connections
  • getstakinginfo – staking status & stats


  • getnewaddress – returns your new address
  • listaddressgroupings – lists all used addresses (with balances)
  • listreceivedbyaddress 0 true – returns addresses with zero balance
  • liststealthaddresses – lists stealth (private) addresses
  • sendtoaddress <receiver> <amount> <comment> <comment-to> <narration> – sending (public) PART coins

Confidential Transactions (Blind)

  • sendparttoblind <stealth address> <amount> – convert public PART to blinded PART coins
  • sendblindtoblind <stealth address> <amount> – sending blinded PART coins (transactions with hidden TX amount)
  • sendblindtopart <stealth address> <amount> – converting blind PART coins back to public PART coins

Wallet unlocking

With enhanced privacy

The RPC command-line client gained a new argument, -stdin to read extra arguments from standard input, one per line until EOF (Ctrl-D). For example:

$ ./particl-cli -stdin   # then press [Enter]
walletpassphrase         # then press [Enter]
"<passphrase>"           # then press [Enter]
<timeout>                # then press [Enter]
true                     # then press [Ctrl-D] here to end input

Standard unlocking

Unlock wallet (optionally for staking only) for timeout seconds:

$ ./particl-cli walletpassphrase <passphrase> <timeout> [stakingonly]

e.g. walletpassphrase “<my long pass>” 0 true – unlocks the wallet forever (until locked manually or restarted) for staking only

  • long password containing spaces should be “in quotes”
  • 0 = unlocked forever; 10 = for 10 seconds and so on
  • true in the end toggles “for staking only”; if you want your wallet completely unlocked (for sending transactions etc.) you can leave it out