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Black Arrow
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June 16, 2011, 12:07:46 AM
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Say you have two computers with bitcoin software running on them and two separate wallets.  How would you consolidate all of your coins into one wallet? I suppose you could send them to yourself at the second computer. Is there a more straight forward way to merge the two bitcoin wallets into one?

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June 16, 2011, 12:16:55 AM
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Seriously, what could possibly be more straightforward than sending coins from one wallet to the other?
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June 16, 2011, 12:23:08 AM
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Seriously, what could possibly be more straightforward than sending coins from one wallet to the other?

Maybe something like
Code:
$ bitcoind --import-wallet /path/to/other/wallet.dat
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June 16, 2011, 01:10:34 AM
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Why make things more complex, KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) is a good principle to design security software. And when dealing with money, the more code there is the more space there is for bugs to sneak in. Write a separate utility for merging wallets. You never see a Ferrari with a sink plumbed in to it for some drivers who may wish to wash their hands once a year.

Merging two or more wallet.dat files, by grabbing their private keys as input and spewing  all private keys out into a new merged wallet.dat file. A separate utility would be safer, if something when wrong (power failure) you would still have all your original unmodified wallet.dat files.

I agree with Salzgitter - perfect example of KISS, why reinvent the wheel.

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