I am trying to run a geth test node as shown here in the tutorial but when i run the command geth --ipcpath <test-chain-directory>/geth.ipc --datadir <test-chain-directory> --dev console ( in test-chain-director i used a directory i created for this project) returns bash: /geth.ipc: Permission denied. What am I doing wrong?

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You need to replace <test-chain-directory> with the actual path to the directory you're using as datadir.

  • I already did that. i created a folder in my docs and used <~/Documents/GethDev>
    – PetrosM
    Mar 13, 2017 at 13:16
  • Get rid of the brackets. Mar 13, 2017 at 13:21

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