The following is a quick overview of the Arionum Light Wallet Cli.

To use the wallet cli you need php-cli installed on any computer. If you type “php -v” and you get a response that says something like “PHP 7.2.8-1” or anything greater than 7.2 then you can use this software to manage an arionum wallet or to create a new one.

How To Install Arionum Light Wallet Cli

mkdir -p ~/scripts/wallet; 
cd ~/scripts/wallet; 
git clone https://github.com/arionum/lightWalletCLI .; 
chmod +x light-arionum-cli; 

How To Update Arionum Light Wallet Cli

cd ~/scripts/wallet;
git pull; 

How To Create an Arionum Wallet

If this is a new installation and you have never run any commands yet you can just type balance and it will prompt you to create a new wallet. It will ask you if you want to encrypt the wallet file or not. If you say yes, it will ask you to enter a password. Do NOT forget this password. It will then create a file in the same directory called “wallet.aro”. This single file is your wallet. This file contains you public and private key. If you encrpyted it, it will contain a bunch of garble protected by your password.

It will also output to the screen 3 items. Your address. Your Public Key. Your Private Key. All you need to restore a wallet is either the wallet.aro (with your password) OR the public and private key. NEVER share your private key. Keep this info safe and back it all up. I would backup the wallet.aro file, your password, your address, your public key, and your private key. Back it up twice. dont lose it.

cd ~/scripts/wallet;
./light-arionum-cli balance;

How To Restore an Arionum Wallet

There are two ways to restore a wallet.

  • Place the wallet.aro file in the same directory as the light-arionum-cli script. Then just run the commands you want. If the file is encrypted it will ask for your password when you run each command.
  • You can manually create an unencrpyted wallet.aro yourself. Just create a text file named wallet.aro and put one line in it like below. The wallet script will pick up the file and you can run your commands.
arionum:YOURPRIVATEKEY:YOURPUBLICKEY

How To Check Balance With Arionum Light Wallet Cli

cd ~/scripts/wallet;
./light-arionum-cli balance;

How To List Transactions With Arionum Light Wallet Cli

cd ~/scripts/wallet;
./light-arionum-cli transactions; # will list latest transactions
./light-arionum-cli transaction [id]; # will list details of a transaction id

How To Send Money With Arionum Light Wallet Cli

When you send money it will return a transaction id. You can save the transaction id to look up on the explorer for confirmations. Confirmations average about one per four minutes.

cd ~/scripts/wallet;
./light-arionum-cli send [ARO address] [value] [optional message];

# examples
./light-arionum-cli send dsGDFGFEKRWERKrr 5.55 "hello there";
./light-arionum-cli send dsGDFGFEKRWERKrr 1.23

How To Display Arionum Wallet Info

The following command will output three items: wallet address, public key, and private key.

cd ~/scripts/wallet;
./light-arionum-cli export

How To Encrypt/Decrypt an Arionum Wallet File

cd ~/scripts/wallet;
./light-arionum-cli decrypt; # will convert wallet.aro to plain text wallet.aro
./light-arionum-cli encrypt; # will ask for password and encrypt wallet.aro

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