Arguments and commands#

All command-line options (except for -datadir and -conf) may be specified in a configuration file, and all configuration file options may also be specified on the command line. Command-line options override values set in the configuration file. The configuration file is a list of setting=value pairs, one per line, with optional comments starting with the # character.

The configuration file is not automatically created; you can create it using your favorite plain-text editor. By default, dash-qt (or dashd) will look for a file named dash.conf in the dash data directory, but both the data directory and the configuration file path may be changed using the -datadir and -conf command-line arguments.



Typical path to configuration file





~/Library/Application Support/

/Users/username/Library/Application Support/DashCore/dash.conf



(Vista-10) C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\DashCore\dash.conf

(2000-XP) C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\DashCore\dash.conf

Note: if running Dash in testnet mode, the sub-folder testnet3 will be appended to the data directory automatically.

Command line arguments#

Detailed information for all command line arguments can be found at the following links to the Dash Core developer documentation site:

RPC commands#


Wallet-related RPCs require using the -rpcwallet option when more than one wallet file is loaded. This is to ensure the RPC command is executed using the correct wallet. See the Core developer documentation for additional information.

Detailed documentation for all available RPC commands is accessible via the Dash Core developer documentation RPC page. For full documentation of arguments, results and examples, type help ( "command" ) to view full details at the console. You can enter commands either from Tools > Console in the QT wallet, or using dash-cli for headless wallets and dashd.