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May 04, 2017, 03:28:05 AM
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Hello,

I am trying electrum command line on a server (not GUI) and would like to important an xpub / Watch only wallet.

Can somebody provide me the command line or a link to a doc to check out ?

Thank you.


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May 04, 2017, 04:40:05 AM
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http://docs.electrum.org/en/latest/cmdline.html
http://docs.electrum.org/en/latest/coldstorage_cmdline.html

but it doesn't have the answer to the question you are asking! but i think you should use the restore command in console to restore from a xpub (master public key).

"Restore a wallet from text. Text can be a seed phrase, a master public key, a master private key, a list of bitcoin addresses or bitcoin private keys. If you want to be prompted for your seed, type '?' or ':' (concealed)"
https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/blob/master/lib/commands.py#L122-L127

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May 04, 2017, 05:40:58 PM
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It worked indeed

for users who may want to do the same or end up on this thread after a google search, these are the commands.

Code:
$ electrum restore xpub

OutPut

Code:
Recovering wallet...
Recovery successful
Wallet saved in '/home/ubuntu/.electrum/wallets/default_wallet'




I had this error though, wonder what is the issue

Exception in thread Thread-10 (most likely raised during interpreter shutdown):
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/threading.py", line 810, in __bootstrap_inner
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/threading.py", line 763, in run
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/electrum/blockchain.py", line 119, in init_headers_file
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 94, in urlretrieve
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 279, in retrieve
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 975, in close
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/socket.py", line 282, in close
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/ssl.py", line 397, in close
<type 'exceptions.AttributeError'>: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'close'

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