I have started testrpc with the following command (which should give the account a balance of 1000):
Testrpc then starts up as expected:
EthereumJS TestRPC v3.9.2
Listening on localhost:8545
Then I want to write a command to query the balance of this account. However, if I write something like
eth.getBalance("0x7a9a73cf766ec8340e41b0755691b0503947d982") (which is what works when connected to a private blockchain with geth, for example) or anything else in the same command prompt window nothing happens - it just goes to a new line.