Syntax Errors When Using Command Line Tools

PaleusPaleus Member Posts: 7
I am attempting to send a transaction with the ethereum command line tool. All I am getting is strange syntax errors when I am certain the code is correct. Here is the command:

eth.sendTransaction({from: '0x5aef09a226dd68071f2483e1da42598319f69b2c', to: '0x5b903f316d2214ee11e41f5907476d3f40c1a346', value: web3.toWei(1599.98, "ether")})

And the error: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `{from:'

How can I resolve this error and use the command line tool properly?

I have also tried 'geth attach' before running this command, but when it is executed I receive no response from the console.

Thank you.


  • VonateabieVonateabie Member Posts: 1
    I'm encountering a similar issue pretty early in setting up an my account. When I write
    eth web3.admin.eth.setMining(true)
    I get
    bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

    from AskUbuntu I gather our problem lies with the brackets, that those are confusing the command line and need to be introduced differently. On geth I get an error with

    geth miner.start()
    get 'miner.start()'

    works as expected. fixing the problem for eth hasn't been as straightforward though, and I'd appreciate help from one of the veterans!
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