BOINCCMD command line switches

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The BOINCCMD program is the command line control program for BOINC. While you can start the BOINC client with its own set of switches, you can set these only once.

The BOINCCMD program allows you to control BOINC multiple times, especially useful for when you lack a GUI (BOINC Manager). Multiple commands per line are possible.


Boinccmd --command1 --command2 --command3
--lookup_account URL email passwd
Used to check up on your account and get your authenticator key and details sent to you.
--create_account URL email passwd name
Used to make an account at a project, using password such and so, your email address and what nickname to go on the account. Usage: boinccmd --create_account [email protected] RoVeR12 Joe .. Watch out with case sensitivity on password!
--project_attach URL auth
Attach to project using your authenticator key.
--join_acct_mgr URL name passwd
Attach to an account manager.
Quit using your current account manager.
Show entire state.
Show tasks. BOINC 6.12 and before.
Show tasks. BOINC 7.0 and later.
Show status of projects and active tasks.
Show file transfers.
Show status of all attached projects.
Show disk usage per project attached.
Show proxy settings.
Show messages, if need be output per sequence number.
Show largest message sequence number.
Shows details about your host, such as CPU used, Network name, operating system, disk size, etc.
--version, -V
Show core client version.
--result url task_name operation
Job operation options = suspend | resume | abort | graphics_window | graphics_fullscreen
--project URL operation
Project operation options = reset | detach | update | suspend | resume | nomorework | allowmorework
--file_transfer URL filename operation
File transfer operation options = retry | abort
Sets GPU mode. Options always | auto | never
--set_run_mode mode duration
Set run mode for given duration mode = always | auto | never
--set_network_mode mode duration
Set run mode for given duration mode = always | auto | never
Set up your proxy settings.
Run CPU benchmarks.
(Re-)Read the global_prefs_override.xml file.
Quit running the BOINC client.
(Re-)read the client configuration file (cc_config.xml).
--set_debts URL1 std1 ltd1
Used to (re-)set the short term and long term debts of any given project. Usage: boinccmd --set_debts 0 0 (to reset the short term and long term debts on [email protected]).
--get_project_config URL
Original writer Original FAQ Date
Jorden 503 20-11-2009