cpuminer help – Usage, Flags and Command Examples

Example Command for Monero Mining (XMR):

./cpuminer -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp://pool.usxmrpool.com:3333 -u 48JvicghZt266rgdFvMAAc4yBmRF4FwZecztBKJwQXLJdFkHnD3hetiDwcXGRyScGWgh3D8YoTTwoSx4HCKAoFQf3iQbXd6 -p x

cpuminer –help


./cpuminer --help
** cpuminer-multi 1.3.3 by [email protected] **
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Usage: cpuminer-multi [OPTIONS]
  -a, --algo=ALGO       specify the algorithm to use
                          axiom        Shabal-256 MemoHash
                          bitcore      Timetravel with 10 algos
                          blake        Blake-256 14-rounds (SFR)
                          blakecoin    Blake-256 single sha256 merkle
                          blake2s      Blake2-S (256)
                          bmw          BMW 256
                          c11/flax     C11
                          cryptolight  Cryptonight-light
                          cryptonight  Monero
                          decred       Blake-256 14-rounds 180 bytes
                          dmd-gr       Diamond-Groestl
                          drop         Dropcoin
                          fresh        Fresh
                          groestl      GroestlCoin
                          heavy        Heavy
                          jha          JHA
                          keccak       Keccak
                          luffa        Luffa
                          lyra2re      Lyra2RE
                          lyra2rev2    Lyra2REv2 (Vertcoin)
                          myr-gr       Myriad-Groestl
                          neoscrypt    NeoScrypt(128, 2, 1)
                          nist5        Nist5
                          pluck        Pluck:128 (Supcoin)
                          pentablake   Pentablake
                          quark        Quark
                          qubit        Qubit
                          scrypt       scrypt(1024, 1, 1) (default)
                          scrypt:N     scrypt(N, 1, 1)
                          scrypt-jane:N (with N factor from 4 to 30)
      --cert=FILE       certificate for mining server using SSL
                          shavite3     Shavite3
                          sha256d      SHA-256d
                          sia          Blake2-B
                          sib          X11 + gost (SibCoin)
                          skein        Skein+Sha (Skeincoin)
                          skein2       Double Skein (Woodcoin)
                          s3           S3
                          timetravel   Timetravel (Machinecoin)
                          vanilla      Blake-256 8-rounds
                          x11evo       Permuted x11
                          x11          X11
                          x13          X13
                          x14          X14
                          x15          X15
                          x17          X17
                          xevan        Xevan (BitSend)
                          yescrypt     Yescrypt
                          zr5          ZR5
  -o, --url=URL         URL of mining server
  -O, --userpass=U:P    username:password pair for mining server
  -u, --user=USERNAME   username for mining server
  -p, --pass=PASSWORD   password for mining server
      --cert=FILE       certificate for mining server using SSL
  -x, --proxy=[PROTOCOL://]HOST[:PORT]  connect through a proxy
  -t, --threads=N       number of miner threads (default: number of processors)
  -r, --retries=N       number of times to retry if a network call fails
                          (default: retry indefinitely)
  -R, --retry-pause=N   time to pause between retries, in seconds (default: 30)
      --time-limit=N    maximum time [s] to mine before exiting the program.
  -T, --timeout=N       timeout for long poll and stratum (default: 300 seconds)
  -s, --scantime=N      upper bound on time spent scanning current work when
                          long polling is unavailable, in seconds (default: 5)
      --randomize       Randomize scan range start to reduce duplicates
  -f, --diff-factor     Divide req. difficulty by this factor (std is 1.0)
  -m, --diff-multiplier Multiply difficulty by this factor (std is 1.0)
  -n, --nfactor         neoscrypt N-Factor
      --coinbase-addr=ADDR  payout address for solo mining
      --coinbase-sig=TEXT  data to insert in the coinbase when possible
      --max-log-rate    limit per-core hashrate logs (default: 5s)
      --no-longpoll     disable long polling support
      --no-getwork      disable getwork support
      --no-gbt          disable getblocktemplate support
      --no-stratum      disable X-Stratum support
      --no-extranonce   disable Stratum extranonce support
      --no-redirect     ignore requests to change the URL of the mining server
  -q, --quiet           disable per-thread hashmeter output
      --no-color        disable colored output
  -D, --debug           enable debug output
  -P, --protocol-dump   verbose dump of protocol-level activities
      --hide-diff       Hide submitted block and net difficulty
  -S, --syslog          use system log for output messages
  -B, --background      run the miner in the background
      --benchmark       run in offline benchmark mode
      --cputest         debug hashes from cpu algorithms
      --cpu-affinity    set process affinity to cpu core(s), mask 0x3 for cores 0 and 1
      --cpu-priority    set process priority (default: 0 idle, 2 normal to 5 highest)
  -b, --api-bind        IP/Port for the miner API (default:
      --api-remote      Allow remote control
      --max-temp=N      Only mine if cpu temp is less than specified value (linux)
      --max-rate=N[KMG] Only mine if net hashrate is less than specified value
      --max-diff=N      Only mine if net difficulty is less than specified value
  -c, --config=FILE     load a JSON-format configuration file
  -V, --version         display version information and exit
  -h, --help            display this help text and exit