Minerd usage

Current Version: 2.5.0 (Jun 22, 2017) – Changelog
Source tarball: https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer/releases/download/v2.5.0/pooler-cpuminer-2.5.0.tar.gz
Binaries for Windows:
https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer/releases/download/v2.5.0/pooler-cpuminer-2.5.0-win32.zip (32-bit)
https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer/releases/download/v2.5.0/pooler-cpuminer-2.5.0-win64.zip  (64-bit)
Binaries for Linux:
https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer/releases/download/v2.5.0/pooler-cpuminer-2.5.0-linux-x86.tar.gz (x86)
https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer/releases/download/v2.5.0/pooler-cpuminer-2.5.0-linux-x86_64.tar.gz (x86-64)
Binaries for Mac OS X:
https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer/releases/download/v2.5.0/pooler-cpuminer-2.5.0-osx32.zip (32-bit)
https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer/releases/download/v2.5.0/pooler-cpuminer-2.5.0-osx64.zip (64-bit)

SHA-256 Checksums

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Basic usage examples

$ ./minerd --url=http://myminingpool.com:9332 --userpass=my.worker:password
$ ./minerd --url=stratum+tcp://myminingpool.com:3333 --userpass=my.worker:password

For more information:

$ ./minerd --help

Building instructions
Installing dependencies for building on Debian, Ubuntu and other APT-based distros:

$ sudo apt-get install make libcurl4-openssl-dev

Installing dependencies for building on Fedora, RHEL, CentOS and other yum-based distros:

$ sudo yum install gcc make curl-devel

Installing dependencies for building on OpenSUSE and other ZYpp-based distros:

$ sudo zypper in gcc make libcurl-devel

Recipe for building on Linux:

$ wget https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer/releases/download/v2.5.0/pooler-cpuminer-2.5.0.tar.gz
$ tar xzf pooler-cpuminer-*.tar.gz
$ cd cpuminer-*
$ ./configure CFLAGS="-O3"
$ make

FAQ / Troubleshooting

Q: Should I call this miner “cpuminer” or “minerd”?
A: The software package is called “cpuminer”. “minerd” (“miner daemon”) is just the name of the executable file provided by the package.

Q: My antivirus flags the Windows binary as malware.
A: That’s a known false positive. More information here.

Q: When I click on minerd.exe a black window flashes up and then disappears.
A: This is a command-line application, it has no graphical interface. You’ll need to learn how to use the command line interface (CLI) of your operating system first.

Q: Can I mine (insert your cryptocoin here) with this miner?
A: Only if its proof-of-work algorithm is scrypt or SHA-256d. This miner does not currently support other algorithms such as Keccak, scrypt-jane, X11, etc. Forks of this project may provide additional algorithms, but I do not maintain them and they are not discussed here, so if you have questions about them please contact their authors.