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I'm looking at this tutorial.

It includes this line:

geth --genesis %PATH%/Ethereum/testnet/genesisblock.json --datadir %SAME_PATH%/Ethereum/stateinfo --networkid 1234 --nodiscover console

As I understand it, the genesis command option has been depreciated.

My attempt at re-interpretation, using init is:

geth  --datadir "%SAME_PATH%/Ethereum/stateinfo" --networkid 1234 --nodiscover init "%PATH%/Ethereum/testnet/genesisblock.json" console

However this fails with

I0214 19:15:23.475842 node/config.go:445] Failed to start Ledger hub, disabling:
 libusb: not found [code -5]

What is the correct re-interpretation of the above line?

Is there a set of before and after use-cases for depreciated commands?

EDIT - full console coutput:

geth  --datadir "c:/mypath/testnet/" --networkid 1234 --nodiscover init "c:/mypath/testnet/genesis.json" console
I0214 19:15:23.475842 node/config.go:445] Failed to start Ledger hub, disabling:
 libusb: not found [code -5]
I0214 19:15:23.476842 cmd/utils/flags.go:613] WARNING: No etherbase set and no a
ccounts found as default
I0214 19:15:23.477842 ethdb/database.go:83] Allotted 128MB cache and 1024 file h
andles to c:\mypath\testnet\geth\chaindata
I0214 19:15:23.529845 ethdb/database.go:176] closed db:c:\mypath\testnet\geth\chain
data
I0214 19:15:23.530845 ethdb/database.go:83] Allotted 128MB cache and 1024 file h
andles to c:\mypath\testnet\geth\chaindata
I0214 19:15:23.566847 cmd/geth/chaincmd.go:132] successfully wrote genesis block
 and/or chain rule set: ba4fe4055a968c1b05a1254289164e7665cfef89782dcc7dcaec2e5e
4edc83a6

It then exits - which I wasn't expecting. I was expecting a console or an ipc instance to attach geth to...

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You do everything right with init. As far as I understand you updated geth to last release, where hardware wallets support was added. So it requires libusb to be installed in your system. You should install it.

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