cleos is a command line tool that interfaces with the REST API exposed by
nodeos. In order to use
cleos you will need to have the end point (IP address and port number) to a
nodeos instance and also configure
cleos to load the 'eosio::chain_api_plugin'.
cleos contains documentation for all of its commands. For a list of all commands known to
cleos, simply run it with no arguments:
Command Line Interface to EOSIO Client Usage: ./programs/cleos/cleos [OPTIONS] SUBCOMMAND Options: -h,--help Print this help message and exit -u,--url TEXT=http://localhost:8888/ the http/https URL where nodeos is running --wallet-url TEXT=http://localhost:8900/ the http/https URL where keosd is running -r,--header pass specific HTTP header; repeat this option to pass multiple headers -n,--no-verify don't verify peer certificate when using HTTPS -v,--verbose output verbose actions on error Subcommands: version Retrieve version information create Create various items, on and off the blockchain get Retrieve various items and information from the blockchain set Set or update blockchain state transfer Transfer EOS from account to account net Interact with local p2p network connections wallet Interact with local wallet sign Sign a transaction push Push arbitrary transactions to the blockchain multisig Multisig contract commands system Send eosio.system contract action to the blockchain.
To get help with any particular subcommand, run it with no arguments as well:
Create various items, on and off the blockchain Usage: ./cleos create SUBCOMMAND Subcommands: key Create a new keypair and print the public and private keys account Create an account, buy ram, stake for bandwidth for the account Create an account, buy ram, stake for bandwidth for the account Usage: ./programs/cleos/cleos create account [OPTIONS] creator name OwnerKey [ActiveKey] Positionals: creator TEXT The name of the account creating the new account (required) name TEXT The name of the new account (required) OwnerKey TEXT The owner public key for the new account (required) ActiveKey TEXT The active public key for the new account Options: -h,--help Print this help message and exit -x,--expiration set the time in seconds before a transaction expires, defaults to 30s -f,--force-unique force the transaction to be unique. this will consume extra bandwidth and remove any protections against accidently issuing the same transaction multiple times -s,--skip-sign Specify if unlocked wallet keys should be used to sign transaction -j,--json print result as json -d,--dont-broadcast don't broadcast transaction to the network (just print to stdout) -r,--ref-block TEXT set the reference block num or block id used for TAPOS (Transaction as Proof-of-Stake) -p,--permission TEXT ... An account and permission level to authorize, as in 'account@permission' --max-cpu-usage-ms UINT set an upper limit on the milliseconds of cpu usage budget, for the execution of the transaction (defaults to 0 which means no limit) --max-net-usage UINT set an upper limit on the net usage budget, in bytes, for the transaction (defaults to 0 which means no limit)