In geth you can loadscript any .js file.

I discovered this one on the wiki which I like a lot:

function checkAllBalances() { 
  var i =0; 
  eth.accounts.forEach( function(e){
    console.log("  eth.accounts["+i+"]: " +  e + " \tbalance: " + web3.fromWei(eth.getBalance(e), "ether") + " ether"); 
    i++; 
  })
};

Are you using frequently other ones? A kind of repository of 'classics' or 'must-have' would be a great resource to have.

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    Here i have summed up all the scripts and created a single file out of it niksmac/ethereum-scripts – niksmac Sep 11 '16 at 14:55
  • So, I don't understand how we loadscript these scripts. I am guessing I save the individual script I want to use as a .js file. But then how do I load it in Geth? – Amazing Nov 12 '17 at 6:37
  • It only return true for me when I call from another terminal. So its woking but not return balances – JJacquet Jun 26 at 0:03

11 Answers 11

Script To Find Transactions To/From An Account

Usage

Find all transaction to/from eth.accounts[0] within the last 1,000 blocks:

> getTransactionsByAccount(eth.accounts[0])

Find all transaction to/from The DAO's account 0xbb9bc244d798123fde783fcc1c72d3bb8c189413 between blocks 1,432,400 and 1,432,423:

> getTransactionsByAccount("0xbb9bc244d798123fde783fcc1c72d3bb8c189413", 1432400, 1432423)

Find all transaction to/from any account in the last 1000 blocks:

> getTransactionsByAccount("*")


The Script

function getTransactionsByAccount(myaccount, startBlockNumber, endBlockNumber) {
  if (endBlockNumber == null) {
    endBlockNumber = eth.blockNumber;
    console.log("Using endBlockNumber: " + endBlockNumber);
  }
  if (startBlockNumber == null) {
    startBlockNumber = endBlockNumber - 1000;
    console.log("Using startBlockNumber: " + startBlockNumber);
  }
  console.log("Searching for transactions to/from account \"" + myaccount + "\" within blocks "  + startBlockNumber + " and " + endBlockNumber);

  for (var i = startBlockNumber; i <= endBlockNumber; i++) {
    if (i % 1000 == 0) {
      console.log("Searching block " + i);
    }
    var block = eth.getBlock(i, true);
    if (block != null && block.transactions != null) {
      block.transactions.forEach( function(e) {
        if (myaccount == "*" || myaccount == e.from || myaccount == e.to) {
          console.log("  tx hash          : " + e.hash + "\n"
            + "   nonce           : " + e.nonce + "\n"
            + "   blockHash       : " + e.blockHash + "\n"
            + "   blockNumber     : " + e.blockNumber + "\n"
            + "   transactionIndex: " + e.transactionIndex + "\n"
            + "   from            : " + e.from + "\n" 
            + "   to              : " + e.to + "\n"
            + "   value           : " + e.value + "\n"
            + "   time            : " + block.timestamp + " " + new Date(block.timestamp * 1000).toGMTString() + "\n"
            + "   gasPrice        : " + e.gasPrice + "\n"
            + "   gas             : " + e.gas + "\n"
            + "   input           : " + e.input);
        }
      })
    }
  }
}


Example

Find transactions to/from eth.accounts[0] address:

> getTransactionsByAccount(eth.accounts[0])
Using endBlockNumber: 1864
Using startBlockNumber: 864
Searching for transactions to/from account "0xa7857047907d53a2e494d5f311b4b586dc6a96d2" within blocks 864 and 1864
Searching block 1000
  tx hash          : 0x3c3bc3c456a84e20cf0077f9aa5ce363d3b12bca18d01000a750288c2e76401e
   nonce           : 44
   blockHash       : 0xef2d15775908951fc61f9a83b53c00cf2cde4e0def93e20544f784441c6178db
   blockNumber     : 1582
   transactionIndex: 0
   from            : 0xa7857047907d53a2e494d5f311b4b586dc6a96d2
   to              : null
   value           : 0
   time            : 1470459255 Sat, 06 Aug 2016 04:54:15 GMT
   gasPrice        : 20000000000
   gas             : 24615
   input           : 0x6060604052600a8060106000396000f360606040526008565b00
  tx hash          : 0xc255cdbf477452eb8922d8230889f7cc08b9deed4695378aba3d97906071ce5f
   nonce           : 45
   blockHash       : 0x987a8214af96bb1530b97fe09da8f8168679e42c9efb4defee50800f2067d6d8
   blockNumber     : 1587
   transactionIndex: 0
   from            : 0xa7857047907d53a2e494d5f311b4b586dc6a96d2
   to              : null
   value           : 0
   time            : 1470459409 Sat, 06 Aug 2016 04:56:49 GMT
   gasPrice        : 20000000000
   gas             : 24615
   input           : 0x6060604052600a8060106000396000f360606040526008565b00
...
  • @KalyanKumar, I've rejected your edit because the true in the eth.getBlock(i, true); function call returns all the transaction objects, so you don't need the map function to re-retrieve the transaction objects. – The Officious BokkyPooBah Mar 20 '17 at 14:07
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    It looks great except it expects minimum 1000 blocks. In my test setup, it did not have that many. Line 7 should be startBlockNumber = Math.max(endBlockNumber - 1000,0);. – Vikram Rao Jan 18 at 17:03
  • @VikramRao, Is there any reason why you can' t change it to less than thousand? – Ramesh Pareek Mar 7 at 12:16
  • @RameshPareek sure you can select the batch size. in my case if suppose there are less than batch size (1000 in this example) the script would not work and hence i added a min. – Vikram Rao Mar 8 at 13:21
  • I think that's trivial. – Ramesh Pareek Mar 8 at 13:49

1. Mine only when there are transactions!

var mining_threads = 1

function checkWork() {
    if (eth.getBlock("pending").transactions.length > 0) {
        if (eth.mining) return;
        console.log("== Pending transactions! Mining...");
        miner.start(mining_threads);
    } else {
        miner.stop(0);  // This param means nothing
        console.log("== No transactions! Mining stopped.");
    }
}

eth.filter("latest", function(err, block) { checkWork(); });
eth.filter("pending", function(err, block) { checkWork(); });

checkWork();

2. Get some data from geth without starting the node.

$ geth --exec "eth.accounts" console 2>/dev/null

["0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000"]

3. View a Transaction

function printTransaction(txHash) {
  var tx = eth.getTransaction(txHash);
  if (tx != null) {
    console.log("  tx hash          : " + tx.hash + "\n"
      + "   nonce           : " + tx.nonce + "\n"
      + "   blockHash       : " + tx.blockHash + "\n"
      + "   blockNumber     : " + tx.blockNumber + "\n"
      + "   transactionIndex: " + tx.transactionIndex + "\n"
      + "   from            : " + tx.from + "\n" 
      + "   to              : " + tx.to + "\n"
      + "   value           : " + tx.value + "\n"
      + "   gasPrice        : " + tx.gasPrice + "\n"
      + "   gas             : " + tx.gas + "\n"
      + "   input           : " + tx.input);
  }
}

4. Print a Block's Details

function printBlock(block) {
  console.log("Block number     : " + block.number + "\n"
    + " hash            : " + block.hash + "\n"
    + " parentHash      : " + block.parentHash + "\n"
    + " nonce           : " + block.nonce + "\n"
    + " sha3Uncles      : " + block.sha3Uncles + "\n"
    + " logsBloom       : " + block.logsBloom + "\n"
    + " transactionsRoot: " + block.transactionsRoot + "\n"
    + " stateRoot       : " + block.stateRoot + "\n"
    + " miner           : " + block.miner + "\n"
    + " difficulty      : " + block.difficulty + "\n"
    + " totalDifficulty : " + block.totalDifficulty + "\n"
    + " extraData       : " + block.extraData + "\n"
    + " size            : " + block.size + "\n"
    + " gasLimit        : " + block.gasLimit + "\n"
    + " gasUsed         : " + block.gasUsed + "\n"
    + " timestamp       : " + block.timestamp + "\n"
    + " transactions    : " + block.transactions + "\n"
    + " uncles          : " + block.uncles);
    if (block.transactions != null) {
      console.log("--- transactions ---");
      block.transactions.forEach( function(e) {
        printTransaction(e);
      })
    }
}

5. Check all Balances

function checkAllBalances() { 
 var i =0; 
 eth.accounts.forEach( function(e){
    console.log("  eth.accounts["+i+"]: " +  e + " \tbalance: " +    web3.fromWei(eth.getBalance(e), "ether") + " ether"); 
  i++; 
 })
};

Sources

  1. https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/bitchin-tricks
  2. https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/a/2928/259
  • @Nikhil M. I was trying the example which you have given for "Mine only when there are transactions!" But I am unable to use command "miner.start(2)", Looks like i need some library, But for sure it's not there in web3.js. Thanks in advance. – Sushant Aug 13 '16 at 6:52
  • @Sushant what error? – niksmac Aug 13 '16 at 10:22
  • checkWork() is not reliable. Occasionally, I observe there are pending txs, but mining does not start. E.g., eth.getBlock("pending").transactions.length == 0, eth.pendingTransactions.length == 3, but eth.mining == false – sinoTrinity Mar 30 at 19:38
  • @sinoTrinity, its an old script, feel free to improve as required. – niksmac Apr 1 at 5:51
  • Maybe change to eth.getBlock("pending").transactions.length > 0 || eth.pendingTransactions.length > 0? I haven't verified this, though. – sinoTrinity Apr 1 at 6:05

Script To Find Non-Zero Transaction Count In A Range Of Blocks

(Update 22/04/2016)

Here is a script to check the number of transactions between a starting block number and an ending block number:

function checkTransactionCount(startBlockNumber, endBlockNumber) {
  console.log("Searching for non-zero transaction counts between blocks "  + startBlockNumber + " and " + endBlockNumber);

  for (var i = startBlockNumber; i <= endBlockNumber; i++) {
    var block = eth.getBlock(i);
    if (block != null) {
      if (block.transactions != null && block.transactions.length != 0) {
        console.log("Block #" + i + " has " + block.transactions.length + " transactions")
      }
    }
  }
}

Running the scripts for blocks 1 to 46146 shows the following results - there are no transactions!:

> checkTransactionCount(1, 46146)
Searching for non-zero transaction counts between blocks 1 and 46146
undefined

Let's check that the script is working as expected:

> eth.blockNumber
1382234
> checkTransactionCount(1382224, 1382234)
Searching for non-zero transaction counts between blocks 1382224 and 1382234
Block #1382224 has 4 transactions
Block #1382225 has 2 transactions
Block #1382226 has 4 transactions
Block #1382227 has 6 transactions
Block #1382228 has 17 transactions
Block #1382231 has 2 transactions
Block #1382234 has 1 transactions
undefined

There are some transaction included in 46147 to 46200:

> checkTransactionCount(46147, 46200)
Searching for non-zero transaction counts between blocks 46147 and 46200
Block #46147 has 1 transactions
Block #46169 has 1 transactions
Block #46170 has 1 transactions
Block #46194 has 1 transactions
undefined

Script To Find Mined Blocks And Uncles + List Transactions

Here's my scripts to check and print blocks, uncles and transactions. This was originally written as an answer to the question How do I know if a submitted block became an uncle? .

I've listed them separately for easier reading. If you intend to use it in geth, you would probably want to concatenate the following 5 functions into a single file for easy copy-pasting into the geth console. And just remove the field you don't need to see.

printTransaction(txHash)

function printTransaction(txHash) {
  var tx = eth.getTransaction(txHash);
  if (tx != null) {
    console.log("  tx hash          : " + tx.hash + "\n"
      + "   nonce           : " + tx.nonce + "\n"
      + "   blockHash       : " + tx.blockHash + "\n"
      + "   blockNumber     : " + tx.blockNumber + "\n"
      + "   transactionIndex: " + tx.transactionIndex + "\n"
      + "   from            : " + tx.from + "\n" 
      + "   to              : " + tx.to + "\n"
      + "   value           : " + tx.value + "\n"
      + "   gasPrice        : " + tx.gasPrice + "\n"
      + "   gas             : " + tx.gas + "\n"
      + "   input           : " + tx.input);
  }
}

printBlock(block)

function printBlock(block) {
  console.log("Block number     : " + block.number + "\n"
    + " hash            : " + block.hash + "\n"
    + " parentHash      : " + block.parentHash + "\n"
    + " nonce           : " + block.nonce + "\n"
    + " sha3Uncles      : " + block.sha3Uncles + "\n"
    + " logsBloom       : " + block.logsBloom + "\n"
    + " transactionsRoot: " + block.transactionsRoot + "\n"
    + " stateRoot       : " + block.stateRoot + "\n"
    + " miner           : " + block.miner + "\n"
    + " difficulty      : " + block.difficulty + "\n"
    + " totalDifficulty : " + block.totalDifficulty + "\n"
    + " extraData       : " + block.extraData + "\n"
    + " size            : " + block.size + "\n"
    + " gasLimit        : " + block.gasLimit + "\n"
    + " gasUsed         : " + block.gasUsed + "\n"
    + " timestamp       : " + block.timestamp + "\n"
    + " transactions    : " + block.transactions + "\n"
    + " uncles          : " + block.uncles);
    if (block.transactions != null) {
      console.log("--- transactions ---");
      block.transactions.forEach( function(e) {
        printTransaction(e);
      })
    }
}

printUncle(block, uncleNumber, uncle)

function printUncle(block, uncleNumber, uncle) {
  console.log("Block number     : " + block.number + " , uncle position: " + uncleNumber + "\n"
    + " Uncle number    : " + uncle.number + "\n"
    + " hash            : " + uncle.hash + "\n"
    + " parentHash      : " + uncle.parentHash + "\n"
    + " nonce           : " + uncle.nonce + "\n"
    + " sha3Uncles      : " + uncle.sha3Uncles + "\n"
    + " logsBloom       : " + uncle.logsBloom + "\n"
    + " transactionsRoot: " + uncle.transactionsRoot + "\n"
    + " stateRoot       : " + uncle.stateRoot + "\n"
    + " miner           : " + uncle.miner + "\n"
    + " difficulty      : " + uncle.difficulty + "\n"
    + " totalDifficulty : " + uncle.totalDifficulty + "\n"
    + " extraData       : " + uncle.extraData + "\n"
    + " size            : " + uncle.size + "\n"
    + " gasLimit        : " + uncle.gasLimit + "\n"
    + " gasUsed         : " + uncle.gasUsed + "\n"
    + " timestamp       : " + uncle.timestamp + "\n"
    + " transactions    : " + uncle.transactions + "\n");
}

getMinedBlocks(miner, startBlockNumber, endBlockNumber)

If startBlockNumber is not specified, it will default to the last 10,000 blocks. This takes some time to scan, so reduce this number to 1000 to reduce the scanning time.

If endBlockNumber is not specified, it will default to the latest block number.

function getMinedBlocks(miner, startBlockNumber, endBlockNumber) {
  if (endBlockNumber == null) {
    endBlockNumber = eth.blockNumber;
    console.log("Using endBlockNumber: " + endBlockNumber);
  }
  if (startBlockNumber == null) {
    startBlockNumber = endBlockNumber - 10000;
    console.log("Using startBlockNumber: " + startBlockNumber);
  }
  console.log("Searching for miner \"" + miner + "\" within blocks "  + startBlockNumber + " and " + endBlockNumber + "\"");

  for (var i = startBlockNumber; i <= endBlockNumber; i++) {
    if (i % 1000 == 0) {
      console.log("Searching block " + i);
    }
    var block = eth.getBlock(i);
    if (block != null) {
      if (block.miner == miner || miner == "*") {
        console.log("Found block " + block.number);
        printBlock(block);
      }
      if (block.uncles != null) {
        for (var j = 0; j < 2; j++) {
          var uncle = eth.getUncle(i, j);
          if (uncle != null) {
            if (uncle.miner == miner || miner == "*") {
              console.log("Found uncle " + block.number + " uncle " + j);
              printUncle(block, j, uncle);
            }
          }          
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

getMyMinedBlocks(startBlockNumber, endBlockNumber)

function getMyMinedBlocks(startBlockNumber, endBlockNumber) {
  getMinedBlocks(eth.accounts[0], startBlockNumber, endBlockNumber);
}

Examples For Using The Function Above

Here are some examples of using the above functions on the public mainnet Ethereum network.

  • Print block mined by "0x52bc44d5378309ee2abf1539bf71de1b7d7be3b5". See https://etherscan.io/block/1325630

    getMinedBlocks("0x52bc44d5378309ee2abf1539bf71de1b7d7be3b5", 1325620, 1325640);
    
  • Print block with uncles mined by "0xf3b9d2c81f2b24b0fa0acaaa865b7d9ced5fc2fb". See https://etherscan.io/block/1325635

    getMinedBlocks("0xf3b9d2c81f2b24b0fa0acaaa865b7d9ced5fc2fb", 1325630, 1325640);
    

    with the output:

    > getMinedBlocks("0xf3b9d2c81f2b24b0fa0acaaa865b7d9ced5fc2fb", 1325630, 1325640);
    Searching for miner "0xf3b9d2c81f2b24b0fa0acaaa865b7d9ced5fc2fb" within blocks 1325630 and 1325640"
    Found uncle 1325635 uncle 0
    Block number     : 1325635 , uncle position: 0
     Uncle number    : 1325634
     hash            : 0xae03bb2d5f1fbde4e22bf79850307ab6ae7d8545a9f0de4a5f529095546308c0
     parentHash      : 0x771b46e0310666780a55b1d603648d89e7d8cc3feac20a175117b4cb7e206a75
     nonce           : 0xeff5922de2f569e8
     sha3Uncles      : 0x1dcc4de8dec75d7aab85b567b6ccd41ad312451b948a7413f0a142fd40d49347
     logsBloom       : 0x00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
     transactionsRoot: 0x56e81f171bcc55a6ff8345e692c0f86e5b48e01b996cadc001622fb5e363b421
     stateRoot       : 0xafca80bc836c00c7eeb4b6f3254573f72d38a0738ce4793da7d5222ed6c0c5cd
     miner           : 0xf3b9d2c81f2b24b0fa0acaaa865b7d9ced5fc2fb
     difficulty      : 26564802678158
     totalDifficulty : 0
     extraData       : 0x426974436c756220455448204d696e696e6720506f6f6c
     size            : 0
     gasLimit        : 4712388
     gasUsed         : 0
     timestamp       : 1460501836
     transactions    : undefined
    
  • Print block with uncles. See https://etherscan.io/block/907703

    getMinedBlocks("*", 907703, 907703);
    
  • Print blocks my miner has mined between blocks 1321603 and 1321605

    getMyMinedBlocks(1321603, 1321605);
    
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    FYI, meta.ethereum.stackexchange.com/q/265/87 – Afri May 9 '16 at 12:34
  • printTransaction works for me, but printBlock just returns undefined for each parameter. Block number undefined, hash undefined, parentHash undefined etc. Do you just call it like printBlock("17020")? – tymac May 3 at 13:18
  • printBlock(...) needs to be called by getMinedBlocks(...). Or you can use printBlock(eth.getBlock(17020)) – The Officious BokkyPooBah May 4 at 13:35

FAST way to scan blocks for transactions on an account

View Node.JS source code or its sample output.

This is an asynchronous scanner, it creates 200 threads to scan through looking for any/all transactions related to your account number.

You can easily change what happens when your transaction is found, currently it just prints to console so you can see those.

Some of the answers above showed a synchronous way to scan all of the blocks looking for transactions, but doing this scan synchronously is slow, especially if you're connecting to Geth over the Internet. This solution is faster at scanning large numbers of blocks.

  • According to the notes at the link above you're getting about 266 blocks per second (4,297 blocks in 16.111 seconds). I've done some testing hitting parity (as opposed to geth) with a single threaded C++ program and I was getting about 150-180 blocks per second pretty consistently. So there's a speedup, but not as much as I would have thought. It feels like you must have hit the limit of geth's ability to deliver blocks via RPC. Does that make sense? Have you tested the different speedups given different numbers of threads? – Thomas Jay Rush Mar 9 '17 at 14:25
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    I didn't do much testing RE changing the thread counts, except to say that too many threads consumes my CPU and is actually worse than not-too-many threads. I also made no attempt to tune geth for optimal networking, which may be possible to increase the speed further. I used a stock geth with default settings. – Ross Perkins Mar 10 '17 at 17:35

Transfer the ENTIRE balance from one account to another

/**
 * Transfer the ENTIRE BALANCE from one account to another.
 *
 * Before you call this, you must unlock your account:
 *   personal.unlockAccount(from)
 *
 * @see https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/issues/1637
 * @see https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/issues/2173
 */
function transferEntireBalance(from, to) {
    var gas = new BigNumber(21000);
    var price = web3.eth.gasPrice;  // current average price; or set your own
    var balance = eth.getBalance(from);
    var value = balance.minus(gas.times(price));
    if (value.greaterThan(0)) {
        var txn = eth.sendTransaction({from: from, to: to, gasPrice: price, gas: gas, value: value});
        console.log("  Transfer", from, "to", to, ":", txn);
        return txn;
    }
    console.log("  Transfer "+ from +" to "+ to +": (No funds available)");
    return null;
}

https://gist.github.com/ross-p/cfa489bb7ed7427e4498058b0d6a5984

This calculates the amount of gas required to make the transaction, then it transfers 100% of the funds (after the gas cost) from the from account to the to account.

After running this method, the from account will have 0 Ether remaining.

Usage:

var txn = transferEntireBalance(from, to);
eth.getTransaction(txn);

Updated 19-July-17 to exclusively use BigNumber math and the system-wide average gasPrice by default.

  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. It's only 20 lines of code, just include them here too. – Afri Aug 31 '16 at 18:43

Script To Get Account Balances And Including TheDAO Tokens

Here's a version of checkAllBalances that also displays TheDAO tokens. There is a Linux script that you can execute from the command line at How do I print my account balances and TheDAO tokens from geth.

function padTokens(s, n) {
  var o = s.toPrecision(n);
  while (o.length < n) {
    o = " " + o;
  }
  return o;
}

function padEthers(s) {
  var o = s.toFixed(18);
  while (o.length < 27) {
    o = " " + o;
  }
  return o;
}

function checkAllBalances() { 
  var theDAOABI = [ { "type": "function", "outputs": [ { "type": "uint256", "name": "", "value": "5e+22" } ], "name": "minTokensToCreate", "inputs": [], "constant": true }, { "type": "function", "outputs": [ { "type": "uint256", "name": "", "value": "2.668900014413644230605979e+24" } ], "name": "totalSupply", "inputs": [], "constant": true }, { "type": "function", "outputs": [ { "type": "uint256", "name": "", "value": "1464426000" } ], "name": "closingTime", "inputs": [], "constant": true }, { "type": "function", "outputs": [], "name": "refund", "inputs": [], "constant": false }, { "type": "function", "outputs": [ { "type": "address", "name": "", "value": "0xda4a4626d3e16e094de3225a751aab7128e96526" } ], "name": "curator", "inputs": [], "constant": true }, { "type": "function", "outputs": [ { "type": "uint256", "name": "balance", "value": "0" } ], "name": "balanceOf", "inputs": [ { "type": "address", "name": "_owner" } ], "constant": true }, { "type": "function", "outputs": [ { "type": "uint256", "name": "_numberOfProposals", "value": "0" } ], "name": "numberOfProposals", "inputs": [], "constant": true }, { "type": "function", "outputs": [ { "type": "address", "name": "", "value": "0x807640a13483f8ac783c557fcdf27be11ea4ac7a" } ], "name": "extraBalance", "inputs": [], "constant": true }, { "type": "function", "outputs": [ { "type": "bool", "name": "", "value": true } ], "name": "isFueled", "inputs": [], "constant": true }, { "type": "function", "outputs": [ { "type": "bool", "name": "success" } ], "name": "createTokenProxy", "inputs": [ { "type": "address", "name": "_tokenHolder" } ], "constant": false }, { "type": "function", "outputs": [ { "type": "uint256", "name": "_voteID" } ], "name": "vote", "inputs": [ { "type": "uint256", "name": "_proposalID" }, { "type": "bool", "name": "_supportsProposal" } ], "constant": false }, { "type": "event", "name": "FuelingToDate", "inputs": [ { "type": "uint256", "name": "value", "indexed": false } ], "anonymous": false }, { "type": "event", "name": "ProposalAdded", "inputs": [ { "type": "uint256", "name": "proposalID", "indexed": true }, { "type": "address", "name": "recipient", "indexed": false }, { "type": "uint256", "name": "amount", "indexed": false }, { "type": "bool", "name": "newCurator", "indexed": false }, { "type": "string", "name": "description", "indexed": false } ], "anonymous": false }, { "type": "event", "name": "ProposalTallied", "inputs": [ { "type": "uint256", "name": "proposalID", "indexed": true }, { "type": "bool", "name": "result", "indexed": false }, { "type": "uint256", "name": "quorum", "indexed": false } ], "anonymous": false } ];
  var theDAOAddress = "0xBB9bc244D798123fDe783fCc1C72d3Bb8C189413";
  var theDAO = eth.contract(theDAOABI).at(theDAOAddress);
  var theDAOTotal = 0; 
  var ethersTotal = 0; 

  console.log("  #     Account                                        TheDAO                      ethers");
  console.log("------- ------------------------------------------ ---------- ---------------------------");
  var i =0; 
  eth.accounts.forEach( function(e){
    var tokens = theDAO.balanceOf(e) / parseFloat(1e16);
    theDAOTotal += parseFloat(tokens);
    var ethers = web3.fromWei(eth.getBalance(e), "ether");
    ethersTotal += parseFloat(ethers);
    console.log("  " + i + "\t" + e + " " + padTokens(tokens, 10) + " " + padEthers(ethers)); 
    i++; 
  })
  console.log("------- ------------------------------------------ ---------- ---------------------------");
  console.log("  " + i + "                                               " + padTokens(theDAOTotal, 10) + " " + padEthers(ethersTotal));
}; 

Here's some sample output:

> checkAllBalances()
  #     Account                                        TheDAO                      ethers
------- ------------------------------------------ ---------- ---------------------------
  0     0xaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa       1100        1.111111111111111111
  1     0xbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb       2200        2.222222222222222222
  2     0xcccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc       3300        3.333333333333333333
------- ------------------------------------------ ---------- ---------------------------
  3                                                      6600        6.666666666666666666

find tokens in the blockchain, courtesy of https://github.com/linagee/find-ethereum-coins/blob/master/token.js

var tokenInterface = [{"type": "function","name": "name","constant": true,"inputs": [],"outputs": [{"name": "","type": "string"}]},{"type": "function","name": "decimals","constant": true,"inputs": [],"outputs": [{"name": "","type": "uint8"}]},{"type": "function","name": "balanceOf","constant": true,"inputs": [{"name": "","type": "address"}],"outputs": [{"name": "","type": "uint256"}]},{"type": "function","name": "symbol","constant": true,"inputs": [],"outputs": [{"name": "","type": "string"}]},{"type": "function","name": "transfer","constant": false,"inputs": [{"name": "_to","type": "address"},{"name": "_value","type": "uint256"}],"outputs": []},{"type": "constructor","inputs": [{"name": "_supply","type": "uint256"},{"name": "_name","type": "string"},{"name": "_decimals","type": "uint8"},{"name": "_symbol","type": "string"}]},{"name": "Transfer","type": "event","anonymous": false,"inputs": [{"indexed": true,"name": "from","type": "address"},{"indexed": true,"name": "to","type": "address"},{"indexed": false,"name": "value","type": "uint256"}]}];
TokenContract = web3.eth.contract(tokenInterface);

var lowestBlock = 474147; //November 3, 2015 - last time the ABI above was changed
var highestBlock = eth.getBlock("latest").number;
//var lowestBlock = 483325; //smaller test case with just one coin (MistCoin)
//var highestBlock = 484731; //smaller test case with just one coin (MistCoin)
for (var x=lowestBlock; x < highestBlock; x++) {
  var transactions = eth.getBlock(x).transactions;
  for (var y=0; y < transactions.length; y++) {
//    if (x % 100 == 0) { console.log("."); }
    var contractAddr = eth.getTransactionReceipt(transactions[y]).contractAddress;
    if (contractAddr != null) {
       var tokenInstance = TokenContract.at(contractAddr);
       var symbol = "";
       var decimals = "";
       var name = "";
       try {
         symbol = tokenInstance.symbol();
       } catch(err) {
       }
       try {
         decimals = tokenInstance.decimals();
       } catch(err) {
         //don't do anything here, just catch the error so program doesn't die
       }
       try {
         name = tokenInstance.name();
       } catch(err) {
         //don't do anything here, just catch the error so program doesn't die
       }
       if (symbol != null && symbol != "" && name != null && name != "") {
         console.log("-----------");
         console.log("Contract Address: " + contractAddr);
         console.log("Name: " + name);
         console.log("Symbol: " + symbol);
         console.log("Decimals: " + decimals);
         console.log("-----------");
       }
//       console.log(contractAddr);  //testing
    }
  }
//  console.log(eth.getBlock(x).transactions);  //testing
}

Here's a simple one to get your total balance:

function totalBalance() { 
  var x = 0
  eth.accounts.forEach( function(e) {
    x = x + parseFloat(web3.fromWei(eth.getBalance(e)), 10); 
  });
  console.log("  total balance: " + x + " ether"); 
};
  • Hmm...Isn't this almost same as the script in the question? – galahad Jul 20 '16 at 17:58
  • @varm it's identical except for the fact that it sums all account balances rather than displaying them individually. I had actually been using the snippet from the question and added this small addition for quickly glancing at the total across all accounts. – Alec Jul 20 '16 at 18:02

Just for fun. Gets all blocks recursevly :) (not the best way)

 function getAllBlocks(blockNumber,res) { 
  if(blockNumber < 0) return; 
  var block = eth.getBlock(blockNumber); 
  res.push(getAllBlocks(block.number-1,res));
  return res; 
 }

getAllBlocks('latest',[])

A heuristic search for monetary transactions for a specific account without processing the entire chain

var myAddr = '0xbb9bc244d798123fde783fcc1c72d3bb8c189413';
var currentBlock = eth.blockNumber;
var n = eth.getTransactionCount(myAddr, currentBlock);
var bal = eth.getBalance(myAddr, currentBlock);
for (var i=currentBlock; i >= 0 && (n > 0 || bal > 0); --i) {
    try {
        var block = eth.getBlock(i, true);
        if (block && block.transactions) {
            block.transactions.forEach(function(e) {
                if (myAddr == e.from) {
                    if (e.from != e.to)
                        bal = bal.plus(e.value);
                    console.log(i, e.from, e.to, e.value.toString(10));
                    --n;
                }
                if (myAddr == e.to) {
                    if (e.from != e.to)
                        bal = bal.minus(e.value);
                    console.log(i, e.from, e.to, e.value.toString(10));
                }
            });
        }
    } catch (e) { console.error("Error in block " + i, e); }
}

How does it work?

Using the available information about the current state (number of "from" transactions and the current balance), it goes back in time until at least so many "from" transactions have been found, and then continues going back until the balance reaches 0.

The inherent limitation is that 0-value transactions before the account was funded will not be found.

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