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March 10, 2012, 01:08:44 PM
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Hello, I want to start litecoind with -datadir parameter but it keeps telling me this error. I use Windows XP and I try to point it into a truecrypt mounted drive...
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K:\program>litecoind -datadir k:\datadir\
Error: Specified directory does not exist

K:\program>dir k:\datadir
 Volume in drive K has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is B019-AD5E

 Directory of k:\datadir

03/10/2012  01:46 PM    <DIR>          .
03/10/2012  01:46 PM    <DIR>          ..
03/10/2012  01:46 PM               326 litecoin.conf
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March 10, 2012, 01:20:07 PM
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Try using forward slashes, á la Linux.
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March 10, 2012, 01:26:17 PM
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does not help
K:\program>litecoind -datadir k:/datadir/
Error: Specified directory does not exist
K:\program>litecoind -datadir k:/datadir
Error: Specified directory does not exist
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March 10, 2012, 01:29:14 PM
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Create it first?

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March 10, 2012, 01:32:02 PM
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Create it first?
bad joke man:) Read my first post carefully and especially the section in the white rectangle. I hope you know what "dir" command does
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March 10, 2012, 01:38:26 PM
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I see the error now. You need to add the equal sign. As in, -datadir=<path>

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March 10, 2012, 01:39:49 PM
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I see the error now. You need to add the equal sign. As in, -datadir=<path>

this ...

and you don't need the trailing backslash ( though I don't think it will hurt )
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March 10, 2012, 01:51:24 PM
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Ups silly me, of course, thanks. I am used to windows style parameters when there is usually no equal sign :-] So now I wonder how long will the LTC blockchain download take ...Smiley
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March 10, 2012, 01:55:15 PM
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Ups silly me, of course, thanks. I am used to windows style parameters when there is usually no equal sign :-] So now I wonder how long will the LTC blockchain download take ...Smiley

I think the total blockchain is 650-700MB right now
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March 10, 2012, 02:09:22 PM
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yesbut unfortunatelly the size does not tell you much about how long will it take, because the connection capacity is hardly saturated Undecided
So in half an hour it got around 90MB of data, so I guess it will take another 4hours...

EDIT: So now it looks like pretty stable 300kB/s so it is good. I was afraid it will be as bad as downloading bitcoin blockchain :-]
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