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testnet init-files

testnet init-files

Initialize config directories & files for a multi-validator testnet running locally via separate processes (e.g. Docker Compose or similar)


init-files will setup "v" number of directories and populate each with necessary files (private validator, genesis, config, etc.) for running "v" validator nodes.

Booting up a network with these validator folders is intended to be used with Docker Compose, or a similar setup where each node has a manually configurable IP address.

Note, strict routability for addresses is turned off in the config file.

Example: evmosd testnet init-files --v 4 --output-dir ./.testnets --starting-ip-address

zetacored testnet init-files [flags]


      --algo string                  Key signing algorithm to generate keys for 
--chain-id string genesis file chain-id, if left blank will be randomly created
-h, --help help for init-files
--keyring-backend string Select keyring's backend (os|file|test)
--minimum-gas-prices string Minimum gas prices to accept for transactions; All fees in a tx must meet this minimum (e.g. 0.01photino,0.001stake)
--node-daemon-home string Home directory of the node's daemon configuration
--node-dir-prefix string Prefix the directory name for each node with (node results in node0, node1, ...)
-o, --output-dir string Directory to store initialization data for the testnet
--starting-ip-address string Starting IP address ( results in persistent peers list [email protected]:46656, [email protected]:46656, ...)
--v int Number of validators to initialize the testnet with (default 4)

Options inherited from parent commands

      --home string         directory for config and data 
--log_format string The logging format (json|plain)
--log_level string The logging level (trace|debug|info|warn|error|fatal|panic)
--trace print out full stack trace on errors