Download Use on Web ( Community ⌄ Meet, chat, and party in the heart of the LBRY community. YouTube Partner Program Sync your content instantly and start earning Frequently Asked Questions Got questions? We probably have answers! Blockchain Explorer Look up transactions and claims on the LBRY blockchain Company ⌄ @lbry on LBRY Everything about LBRY, from LBRY, on LBRY Company News The latest from the LBRY team The Team Meet the people building LBRY and why they're doing it Roadmap The next steps in our journey Contact Have a question or want to connect with the LBRY, Inc. team? Credit Reports Quarterly reports on LBRY's blockchain assets Developers ⌄ Find a technical overview, specification, APIs, and more Follow @lbrytech on LBRY From the devs, for the devs. The Spec Read a formal technical description of how LBRY works GitHub All LBRY code is public and open-source Contributor's Guide Become a contributor to the LBRY project Search Try LBRY Menu Try LBRY

How do I run LBRY from the command line?

« Back to FAQ

This guide will allow you to run the LBRY daemon which connects to the LBRY network. You can run the daemon separately in this fashion without having to start the LBRY app. If the LBRY app is started, it will utilize the running daemon.


  1. Open a Command Prompt application window
  2. Type cd "C:\Program Files\LBRY\resources\static\daemon" ([32-bit located in Program Files(x86)]) and click Enter
  3. Type lbrynet start and click Enter


  1. Open a Terminal window
  2. Type cd /Applications/
  3. Type ./lbrynet start and click Enter

Ubuntu / Linux

  1. Open a Terminal window
  2. Type cd /opt/LBRY/resources/static/daemon or build location if running from source
  3. Type ./lbrynet start and click Enter

See a mistake? Edit this page on GitHub.