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.


Path to data folder

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#

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.