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tendermint-testgen is a library and a small binary utility for generating tendermint datastructures from minimal input (for testing purposes only). The library also contains some functionality to simplify running test batches

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tendermint-testgen is a small utility for producing Tendermint data structures from minimal input (for testing purposes only).


  • Latest Rust stable


# Show usage information for tendermint-testgen
cargo run -- --help

# Show usage about a particular command
cargo run -- --help CMD

As an example, a Tendermint validator can be produced only from an identifier, or a Tendermint header only from a set of validators.

The parameters can be supplied in two ways:

  • via STDIN: in that case they are expected to be a valid JSON object, with each parameter being a field of this object
  • via command line arguments to the specific command.

If a parameter is supplied both via STDIN and CLI, the latter is given preference.

In case a particular data structure can be produced from a single parameter (like validator), there is a shortcut that allows to provide this parameter directly via STDIN, without wrapping it into JSON object. E.g., in the validator case, the following commands are all equivalent:

tendermint-testgen validator --id a --voting-power 3
echo -n '{"id": "a", "voting_power": 3}' | tendermint-testgen --stdin validator
echo -n a | tendermint-testgen --stdin validator --voting-power 3
echo -n '{"id": "a"}' | tendermint-testgen --stdin validator --voting-power 3
echo -n '{"id": "a", "voting_power": 100}' | tendermint-testgen --stdin validator --voting-power 3

The result is:

  "address": "730D3D6B2E9F4F0F23879458F2D02E0004F0F241",
  "pub_key": {
    "type": "tendermint/PubKeyEd25519",
    "value": "YnT69eNDaRaNU7teDTcyBedSD0B/Ziqx+sejm0wQba0="
  "voting_power": "3",
  "proposer_priority": null


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