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I'm trying to follow this tutorial :

https://hackernoon.com/heres-how-i-built-a-private-blockchain-network-and-you-can-too-62ca7db556c0?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_messaging%3B0b%2F8A0z8RdyP%20D3E%2F%20bJLA%3D%3D

I am not exactly sure if I am following the steps correct but I get an error when I write the command in the terminal CustomGenesis.json --datadir

The error is:

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.

Does anyone can help me solve this error and explain me what it is?

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this is one single command, not 3

$ geth --datadir /your/datadir --identity yourIdentity init /your/genesis/file

also init is a command and not an option (therefore init instead of --init)

please have a look here

https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Command-Line-Options

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