I see that mist can be used from the command line in Linux, but the mist and/or ethereumwallet commands don't work in PowerShell or even Git bash in Windows. Is there any way to use Mist from the command line?

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    What do you mean it can be used with command line? Mist is an interface using geth. Geth is command line, not mist. Jan 22, 2018 at 8:31
  • @Andromelus mist is a web browser interface that can run on top of a client like geth. Can mist be run from the command line? Jan 22, 2018 at 8:42
  • Mist is an electron application, means it's a desktop hybrid application with a web interface. You can run mist from windows command line, it's also support some options I assume. What are you trying to achive? Jan 22, 2018 at 9:05
  • @Зелёный I'm trying to find the command for running mist from the command line on Windows. Jan 22, 2018 at 9:06
  • I assume something like this should work start C:\PATH_TO_FORLDER\mist.exe Jan 22, 2018 at 9:09

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Like Зелёный mentioned in the comments on the question, you'll have to use the full path, along with the start command. Important note: At least when I was playing with it, the flags (like -rpc) will not work with PowerShell, though they do work with Git bash.


Install your computer Geth https://geth.ethereum.org/ and Install mkdir directory use to cmd example: C:\Program Files\Geth

Then you save this file to any drive on your computer File name / genesis.json

    "nonce"     : "0x0000000000000055",
    "mixHash"   : "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
    "parentHash" : "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
    "difficulty": "0x20000",
    "gasLimit"  : "0x800000",
    "timestamp" : "0x0",
    "extraData" : "",
    "coinbase"  : "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
    "alloc"     : {},
    "config"    : {
        "chainId": 100,
        "homesteadBlock": 0,
        "eip155Block": 0,
        "eip158Block": 0

Then geth file directory and command run example :

geth --datadir "D:\bolckchain\chaindata" init "c\genesis.json" 

then command run:

>geth attach  

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Then Windows command run Thanks

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