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bx script encode

evoskuil edited this page Mar 2, 2017 · 14 revisions

Base16 encode a plain text script.

$ bx script-encode --help
Usage: bx script-encode [-h] [--config VALUE] [SCRIPT]                   

Info: Base16 encode a plain text script.                                 

Options (named):

-c [--config]        The path to the configuration settings file.        
-h [--help]          Get a description and instructions for this command.

Arguments (positional):

SCRIPT               The plain text script tokens that make up the       
                     script. Multiple tokens must be quoted. If not      
                     specified the tokens are read from STDIN.

This command is helpful in interpreting scripts as they appear in the wire protocol, and for nesting scripts within scripts.

See also script-decode.

Example 1

Bitcoin Wiki example

$ bx script-encode "dup hash160 [89abcdefabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabba] equalverify checksig"
76a91489abcdefabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabba88ac

Example 2

piped commands

$ bx script-decode 76a91489abcdefabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabba88ac | bx script-encode
dup hash160 [89abcdefabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabba] equalverify checksig
76a91489abcdefabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabbaabba88ac

Example 3

2 of 4 multisig, encoded as testnet pay-to-script-hash address

$ bx script-encode "2 [020ae29f86f404e4b302cfa17ff15d93149af6a54c80a4172d47e41f55f6a78d73] [03664d528eb80096671ef9011c533ceb5df133238e3690d88f2960c786398b86b1] [029a449ea4a2155ea10002d704604bb3e8606631d35af20889a74b82b2dab572f6] [0321602d78046d63256b1730b119b1aca3428039f18fdb73ccf45ad3e148dd9b17] 4 checkmultisig" | bx bitcoin160 | bx address-encode -v 196
5221020ae29f86f404e4b302cfa17ff15d93149af6a54c80a4172d47e41f55f6a78d732103664d528eb80096671ef9011c533ceb5df133238e3690d88f2960c786398b86b121029a449ea4a2155ea10002d704604bb3e8606631d35af20889a74b82b2dab572f6210321602d78046d63256b1730b119b1aca3428039f18fdb73ccf45ad3e148dd9b1754ae
abdc6bdb3646d67f6117047bbea7a419f1bf3578
2N8uwbECKZJLmfYRErQazYBAWfd8PJ66rAN

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