The console command starts the node and also a console session. Like the start command, it will attempt to connect the node to the network.
The console provides a JavaScript environment for executing custom scripts that allow developers and users to perform operations not natively supported by Kit.
The JavaScript context is loaded with modules that allow you to build complex scripts. See the console section to learn about the available modules.


kit console [options]
Start a JavaScript console and connect the node to the network
kit console [flags]
--dht.addpeer string Register bootstrap peers for joining the DHT network
--dht.address string Set the DHT listening address (default "")
--dht.on Run the DHT service and join the network (default true)
-h, --help help for console
--node.addpeer string connect to one or more persistent node
--node.address string Set the node's p2p listening address (default "")
--node.exts strings Specify an extension to run on startup
--node.extsargs stringToString Specify arguments for extensions (default [])
--node.validator Run the node in validator mode
-t, --repo.track strings Specify one or more repositories to track
-u, --repo.untrack strings Untrack one or more repositories
-x, --repo.untrackall Untrack all previously tracked repositories
--rpc.authpubmethod Enable RPC authentication for non-private methods
--rpc.disableauth Disable RPC authentication
--rpc.on Start the RPC service
--rpc.password string Set the RPC password
--rpc.tmaddress string Set tendermint RPC listening address (default "")
--rpc.user string Set the RPC username



  • --node.address - The address the node will bind and listen to for incoming connections.
  • --node.addpeer - Provide a comma-separated list of node addresses to connect to.
  • --node.exts - Specify an extension to run when the node starts.
  • --node.extsargs - Provide arguments for extensions.
  • --node.validator - Run the node in validator mode. This will prevent your node from taking part in host operations.


  • --remote.address - The address where the remote server will listen for git requests.


  • --rpc.on - Starts the RPC server on the default address. By default, the server is not started.
  • --remote.address - The address where the RPC server will listen for incoming JSON-RPC 2.0 requests.
  • --rpc.authpubmethod - Force the RPC server to require authorization check for calls targeting public RPC methods.
  • --rpc.disableauth - Prevents the RPC server from performing authorization checks of incoming requests.
  • --rpc.user - The RPC user to use for basic authorization.
  • --rpc.password - The RPC password to use for basic authorization.
  • --rpc.tmaddress - The address where the Tendermint RPC server listens for incoming RPC requests coming from Kit.


  • --dht.on - Starts the DHT server. It will connect to the DHT seed nodes embedded into the client.
  • --dht.address - Set the address where the DHT will bind to and listen for incoming connections.
  • --dht.addpeer - Provide a comma-separated list of DHT node address to connect to.


kit console \
--rpc.on \
--remote.address=:6000 \
--rpc.user admin \
--rpc.password admin \
--rpc.on \
Welcome to the JavaScript Console!
Client:v0.0.1, Protocol:1, Commit:576xhbg8r76..dhf88t, Go: 1.4
type '.exit' to exit console