I really believe that I saw a function named
Was I mistaken? Is there such a function, or was I dreaming? :-)
EDIT: I just found a mention of this function on https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/issues/113 Specifically,
web3.eth.unlockAndSendTransaction is mentioned in the Motivation section. It has other names in the Management personal API -
signAndSendTransaction and just
sendTransaction (with optional password param), pre- and post-1.5, respectively. It is the
web3.eth version that would be useful to me. Will check if it is available in the version that I am working with.