Usage

Mine away!

To start miniZ Equihash miner on Linux: open a console window and type

 

On Windows: start CMD shell (CMD.exe) and type

  • Substitute username by your pool username. This is usually your wallet address, depends on the pool.
  • Substitute server:port by the pool address and the port number.
    • Ex. to mine BTG in eu.btgpool.pro: –url walletaddress.worker@eu.btgpool.pro:3857. 
    • Ex. to mine BTG in suprnova: –url username.worker@btg.suprnova.cc:8866.

Usage examples are written for Linux console, in case you’re using Windows shell just substitute ./miniZ by miniZ.exe .

Help

For details on parameters

 

Command line arguments

 

Examples

To mine BTG with all GPUs, in btgpool, port 3857, wallet address GdkQGJmbdvx2UBRhomUAXwdUbKJySXzubo, worker worker, no password. Note that for BTG there is no need to specify the algorithm parameters:

 

To mine BTG with GPU 0 and 2, in btgpool, port 3857, wallet address GdkQGJmbdvx2UBRhomUAXwdUbKJySXzubo, worker worker:

 

Same as previous, but specifying  a second pool+user+port:

 

To mine BTG with GPU 0, 1 and 2, in suprnova, with SSL, pool username myuser, worker worker and password set as pass:

 

To mine BTCZ in miningspeed, port 3072, and BTG in suprnova, port 8817, with GPU 0 and 2:

Console output

Because it is important to have feedback while miniZ is running, some information (speed, GPU temperature…) will be presented on the console window1.

First, you’ll see a header listing the command line parameter values. Although miniZ will give warning for common mistakes, it is good to confirm that all is correct.

Usage - miniZ equihash miner console window output header.

 

After the header the following information will show:

 

Usage - miniZ equihash miner console window output.

 

If ––extra was specified in the command line, you will see the following instead since more information will be added to the line info:

Usage - miniZ equihash miner console window output. Example output for --extra option.

If ––gpu-line was specified you will see the GPU information displayed per line (this shows core and memory clocks). In the following example the ––latency option was additionally used:

Usage - Console output. GPU information displayed per line. Usage of --gpu-line and --latency options.

As stated elsewhere, the fee is set up to 2% of the total mining time. When looking at server share percentage values it is possible that your pool share is >98%, this means that the program will soon switch for the fee pool. Similarly, when the fee pool share is >2% the program will soon switch for your pool. In the beginning these percentage values will show less balanced, this is only because the total running time is, at that moment, too short (Ex. 10 s is about 8% of a running time of 2 min).

Check the command line arguments table for more information about the display options.

For additional output information check the Telemetry page here.

1On Windows: If you are not using Windows 10, the console may not show the colors properly. However, you can use another console. We tried ConEmu terminal emulator and it worked fine. There are others available, which should also work OK.