I've been playing with Token contracts, so far so good, however once the Ether is sent and the tokens created, what happens to the Ether?

I have some Ether on the contract address, how do I withdraw it?

I guess it's not about the contract code but about the interface, I've been using Ethereum Wallet. The send funds screen only allows to fund the contract, not send from it.

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    The contract has to have an explicit method to make a transfers to an address. Another possibility is if the contract has a selfdestruct option. If the contract has none of this then I'm afraid the ether is stuck within it.
    – Ismael
    Sep 2, 2017 at 17:34

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The function would be something like this:

pragma solidity >=0.8.0;

function withdraw() {

Just make sure you only allow yourself to access it

  • Indeed, adding require ( msg.sender == owner ); before the transfer was all it took. Thank you. Sep 5, 2017 at 3:32

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