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Pywallet 2.2: manage your wallet [Update required]
« on: January 25, 2018, 01:14:31 pm »
News: August 2014
My boring professional life made me stay away from bitcoin for far too long but I'm now back in business
Pywallet won't be fixed anymore except for critical bugs
Instead I'll finish its successor (that still has no name)


News: September 2013
I'm rebuilding pywallet from scratch:

    I need a new name for this project, propose one if you want
    See the progress here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=294439



This thread
First of all, I'd like to thank Joric for the first version of pywallet he made, this thread is about my fork.
Pywallet is a python script that deals with wallet.dat. It allows you to do plenty of things inside it.
You can post here whatever you want about pywallet: critics, asking for improvements/changes, telling me it helped you, pointing out errors/bugs, etc.


Pywallet 2: 22nd March 2013
Pywallet has been discontinued for around a year but is now actively developed again.
Look at the end of the 7th page for updates: encrypted wallet support, exporting/importing to/from files, merging wallets, etc.


Instructions (see also here)
Currently you can:

    Dump your wallet, see your pubkeys, privkeys, their labels, etc
        Under "Dump your wallet:"
        Fill version with 0 for bitcoin, 52 for namecoin, 111 for testnets

    Dump your transactions to a json file
        Under "Dump your transactions to a file:"
        Fill Output file with the full path to the file where you want the transactions to be written, this file must not exist

    Import a key/address into your wallet, with a label, or as a reserve key
        Under "Import a key into your wallet:"
        Key is the private key to import, in base58 or in hexadecimal chars
        Label is the name you want to see in the Address Book of the client
        Check Reserve if you want your address NOT to show in the Address Book
        Version = 0 for bitcoin, 52 for namecoin, 111 for testnets
        Format of the private key: Hexadecimal if you see only digits, a, b, c, d, e and f, otherwise chose Regular

    Import a transaction into your wallet
        Under "Import a transaction into your wallet:"
        Txk is the tx_k value you see in the wallet dump
        Txv is the tx_v value you see in the wallet dump

    Import transactions from a json file
        Under "Import a transaction into your wallet:"
        Txk = "file" (without quotes)
        Txv = full path to the transactions dump file

    Delete addresses from your wallet
        Under "Delete a key from your wallet:"
        Key is a Bitcoin address, not a priv key
        Type: Bitcoin Address

    Delete transactions from your wallet
        Under "Delete a key from your wallet:"
        Key is the hash of the transaction you want to delete (type "all" to delete them all)
        Type: Transaction

    Get info about a privkey, i.e. see address, base58 privkey, hexprivkey, pubkey and hash160, using the network you want
        Under "Get some info about one key[and sign/verify messages]:"
        Key is a private key
        Leave Msg, Sig and Pubkey empty
        Version = 0 for bitcoin, 52 for namecoin, 111 for testnets
        Format of the private key: Hexadecimal if you see only digits, a, b, c, d, e and f, otherwise chose Regular

    Sign and verify string, files, and binary string
        Under "Get some info about one key and sign/verify messages:"
        Key is the private key you want to sign the message/file with (only for signing)
        Message is the message you want to sign/verify
            If it is a string, just type it
            If it is a binary string, type "Hex:" just before its hexadecimal representation
            If it is a file, type "File:" just before its full path

        Signature is the signature of your message (only for verifying)
        Pubkey is the pubkey used to sign the message (only for verifying)

    Read a device to find deleted keys (CLI only)
        Assuming that:
            The device you want to read is /dev/sda3
            The size of /dev/sda3 is 30.1Gio
            You want pywallet to write the new wallet containing the found keys in /home/jackjack/recovered_wallets
        Run "sudo ./pywallet.py --recover --recov_device /dev/sda3 --recov_size 30.1Gio --recov_outputdir /home/jackjack/recovered_wallets"
        Then replace your wallet (back it up before) with the recovered wallet and run "bitcoin -rescan"

    Print the balance of a bitcoin address, read from blockexplorer



Installation:

    Linux/OSX: See README file
    Windows:
        Download https://github.com/downloads/jackjack-jj/pywallet/PWI_0.0.3.exe (SHA256: 645a4d092733ad6685de730a38b210c6594e44a15690a87a231859477deca316)
        Run it
        Click about a thousand times on Yes/Next/I Agree/OK
        Go to the directory where you extracted it and run pywallet.bat
        http://localhost:8989


How to run it:
 Download it there: https://github.com/jackjack-jj/pywallet
 Run './pywallet.py --web' then open 'http://localhost:8989' in your brower

Requirements:
 Python 2.5-2.7, with bsddb package
 ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ’Æ’Æ’ÃÆ’¢â‚¬Å¡ twisted package is necessary if you want to use the web interface
 ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ’Æ’Æ’ÃÆ’¢â‚¬Å¡ ecdsa package is necessary if you want to sign and verify messages

Confirmed to work on:
 Ubuntu 32bit(me)
 Windows 32bit(me), 64bit(ctoon6)
 OSX(defxor)

Pywallet can be used to:
 Import Vanitygen keys
 Delete 0/unconfirmed transactions
 Recover Namecoins (and testnetcoins) sent to Bitcoin addresses
 Create a deterministic wallet (using a passphrase)
 Create a deterministic wallet (using a file)
 Broadcast offline transactions
 Create a Bitcoin/*coin address from scratch
 Recover a wallet/deleted keys