Geth account password on command line

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geth --password mYp@ssw0rd account new

Using the above code line throws the following error:

Fatal: Failed to read password file: open mYp@ssw0rd: no such file or directory

Is there any way to provide the password directly on the command line using Geth?

May 29, 2018 in Blockchain by nsv999
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You've got the following two ways to create your account from command line:

geth account new --password <(echo $mypassword)
geth account new --password [arg] 


[arg] = the name of a file containing the password and not the password itself.

One more way is to start your network in one window of PowerShell (in windows) and then, in a new PowerShell window, execute the folllowing command:

geth attach
and then use management APIs
answered May 29, 2018 by Perry
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