I have looked at this similar question but I think my problem is a little different.

I am using Geth to try and send 0.9 eth from one cli wallet to another, using this command in my bash shell terminal:

sudo geth --exec "eth.sendTransaction({from:eth.coinbase, to:'9866c73a755da3d434cfdc8bca8fed02eebad469', value: web3.toWei(0.9, 'ether')})" attach

I currently have 0.99 Ethereum in my wallet, so I should have enough to do the transfer. I am using the mainnet. I left the gas amount blank so that geth works out how much I need to spend.

What am I doing wrong here?

  • Are you sure your geth is synchronized with the blockchain? Jan 25, 2019 at 5:00
  • @LauriPeltonen yes I am synced Jan 25, 2019 at 5:05
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    Gas estimation can err. This might be such a cash. I would lower the amount and add gas higher that you estimate {from: eth.coinbase, value: amount gas: amount .... A lot depends on the receiver, so this experiment will help rule out incorrect gas estimation. Jan 25, 2019 at 5:52
  • Ok thanks @Rob. Seems that Geth is a pretty scuffed program when it can't even do simple transaction commands in an easy way Jan 25, 2019 at 6:00


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