Working with KeysKey Basics

Key Basics


Managing keys is a fundamental aspect of using the CommuneX CLI. This section provides a comprehensive guide on how to create, retrieve, and manage keys within the system. Whether you're looking to generate a new key, view details of existing keys, or list all keys along with their balances, the following commands will facilitate these operations efficiently.

Creating a Key

To create a new key, use the following command:

comx key create key_name

This command generates a new key with the specified name and stores it securely on disk.

Import Wallet From pre-existing Mnemonic

To import a key from pre-existing mnemonic, use the following command:

comx key regen <my-wallet-name> <mnemonic>

Retrieving Key Information

You can retrieve detailed information about a specific key by using:

comx key show key_name For sensitive information, such as the private key, add the `--show-private` flag: # Add the `--show-private` flag to show sensitive fields like private key. comx key show key_name --show-private

This command displays both public and private key details, ensuring you have access to all necessary information securely.

Listing Keys

To list all keys stored on your system, execute:

# Lists the names and addresses of keys stored on disk. comx key list

This command provides a quick overview of the names and addresses of all keys saved on disk, allowing for easy management and access.

Listing Keys with Balances

For a detailed view of the keys along with their respective balances, use:

# Lists keys stored on disk with their balance (free, staked and total). comx key balances

This lists all keys along with their free, staked, and total balances, offering a comprehensive snapshot of your key's financial status. You can also sort the balance by all, free, staked (default all summed balances).

For example

comx key balances --sort-balance free

Will return the keys sorted by their free balance