I followed the guide for installing Geth on Ubuntu via PPA. I usually use windows so I apologise if this is a dumb question. How do I start the geth client?

  • Run geth --help to get more information about the options
    – Badr Bellaj
    Jul 8, 2017 at 16:46

2 Answers 2


The command should be geth:

You should now be able to run geth and connect to the network.


You can just start geth using the following command:

$ geth

I prefer to start geth with the JavaScript console:

$ geth console

The console will allow you to execute commands like:

> eth.syncing

To exit the console type exit or press Control-D.

To view all the command line options:

$ geth help

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