I am having serious issues with mist, is it possible to open geth in command line (mac) and send a. erc20 token via it?

for example

send _____ from _____ to _____ gas = ______

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Yes you can do it manually with web3 and the sendTransaction() function. You will probably need to call the transferFrom() function of the smart contract of the token.

You will need:

  • the address of the token contract
  • the abi of the token contract
  • to sign the transaction with the private key of the wallet that bought the token

See here for the ERC20 token standard: https://theethereum.wiki/w/index.php/ERC20_Token_Standard

Finding the source code of your token might also help.

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