Ethereum Go Client © 2014 Jeffrey Wilcke.
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Automated (dev) builds
Building the source
For prerequisites and detailed build instructions please read the Installation Instructions on the wiki.
Building geth requires two external dependencies, Go and GMP. You can install them using your favourite package manager. Once the dependencies are installed, run
Go Ethereum comes with several wrappers/executables found in
mistOfficial Ethereum Browser (ethereum GUI client)
gethEthereum CLI (ethereum command line interface client)
bootnoderuns a bootstrap node for the Discovery Protocol
ethtesttest tool which runs with the tests suite:
cat file | ethtest.
evmis a generic Ethereum Virtual Machine:
evm -code 60ff60ff -gas 10000 -price 0 -dump. See
-hfor a detailed description.
disasmdisassembles EVM code:
echo "6001" | disasm
rlpdumpprints RLP structures
Command line options
geth can be configured via command line options, environment variables and config files.
To get the options available:
For further details on options, see the wiki
If you'd like to contribute to go-ethereum please fork, fix, commit and
send a pull request. Commits who do not comply with the coding standards
are ignored (use gofmt!). If you send pull requests make absolute sure that you
commit on the
develop branch and that you do not merge to master.
Commits that are directly based on master are simply ignored.
See Developers' Guide for more details on configuring your environment, testing, and dependency management.