Well i am new trying to mine and i did the "C:>geth --rpc" and its still going how will i know when its done? i did all the steps leading to this but my pc just keeps running the

INFO [05-18|23:32:54] Imported new block receipts              count=36   elapsed=56.012ms   number=3277546 hash=01c020…980ee0 ignored=0
INFO [05-18|23:32:56] Imported new state entries               count=41   elapsed=1.918s     processed=8876747 pending=36176

Just keeps going on, How to tell if geth is done syncing?

  • How long does it usually take ?
    – KarolDepka
    Aug 10, 2017 at 0:09

3 Answers 3


The way I check is:

eth.syncing will show you your block sync info. You are looking for currentBlock.


./geth console
> eth.syncing


{ currentBlock: 2629645, highestBlock: 4895563, knownStates: 7631432, pulledStates: 7625973, startingBlock: 12096 }



If you see output false, you have caught up with the chain.

Also you will start seeing geth outputting chain segment when done with syncing.

Imported new chain segment
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    I hope this is the best answer. If so please can you accept it ;)
    – ServerGuy
    Jan 31, 2018 at 21:44
  • Run geth attach if you want to attach to the already running geth process.
    – CivFan
    May 16, 2022 at 20:49

Compare the value in the log file in the field named number with the value of the last block here https://etherscan.io If it equals or near to equal it means that your chain synchronized.

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    im pretty far behind do i close it or let it run and download the ether wallet?
    – Gilbert
    May 19, 2017 at 9:02
  • It takes quite a while to sync, a couple days for some people. You just have to wait Jul 2, 2017 at 7:30
  • Mine is not outputing the "number" field any more, my lines look like this : INFO [07-05|17:13:20] Imported new state entries count=36 flushed=42 elapsed=577.373µs processed=444595 pending=24261 retry=4 duplicate=1040 unexpected=2419
    – kris
    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:13

You can use different methods.

(1) Find out what the latest block is from someone who is up to date (or a online block-explorer like etherscan.io / etherchain.org), compare that to where your chain is.

(2) Once you start importing blocks 1 by 1 every ~15sec, instead of in chunks of 20-50, you are probably up to date.

  • Oh, so no way to know for sure?
    – Kebman
    Jul 24, 2017 at 2:22

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