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Running Gear node in Dev Net mode

Dev net is helpful for the development and debugging of your smart contracts. You can upload your program directly to a local node, send messages to a program and validate the program's logic.

To run the Gear node in a dev net mode:

  1. Compile or download nightly build for your operating system as described in setting-up.

  2. Run the node in dev mode (we assume the executable is in /usr/bin directory):

gear --dev
  1. Follow and connect to a local dev node. Click network selection via the left top button, choose Development -> Local node, and click the Switch button. Use the Idea portal for sending messages, reading the program's state, etc.

  2. To purge any existing dev chain state, use:

gear purge-chain --dev
  1. To start a dev chain with detailed logging, use:
RUST_LOG=debug RUST_BACKTRACE=1 gear -lruntime=debug --dev