Please note that while this guide is designed to be as user-friendly as possible, some basic understanding of command line interface and system administration is beneficial.
Step 1: Prerequisites
Before you start, make sure you have the following installed:
- npm: npm is a package manager for Node.js packages. npm is distributed with Node.js, which means that when you download Node.js, you automatically get npm installed on your computer.
Step 2: Install the Koinos CLI
Open your terminal and install the Koinos CLI globally using npm.
npm install -g @koinos/cli
Step 3: Verify the Installation
Verify that the Koinos CLI was installed correctly.
This command should print the version of the Koinos CLI.
Step 4: Using the Koinos CLI
The Koinos CLI provides several commands for interacting with the Koinos blockchain. Here are some of the most common commands:
koinos get height: This command retrieves the current height of the Koinos blockchain.
koinos get block <height>: This command retrieves the block at the specified height.
koinos get account <address>: This command retrieves the account with the specified address.
koinos get contract <address>: This command retrieves the contract with the specified address.
koinos send transaction <transaction>: This command sends a transaction to the Koinos blockchain.
You can find more information about the Koinos CLI commands here.
Step 5: Updating the Koinos CLI
To update the Koinos CLI, you can use npm.
npm update -g @koinos/cli
You Did It!
Congratulations! You’ve successfully set up and started using the Koinos CLI. Remember to regularly update your CLI to get the latest features and security updates. If you encounter any issues, you can ask for help in the Koinos community.