Nerva – Beginners CLI Setup Guide If you are like me, then Nerva is probably your first introduction to mining crypto. Welcome! I compiled this guide because I had issues with the GUI (probably anti-virus related) and the CLI confused me, even with the guide generously included here: https://docs.getnerva.org/guides/cli/ Obligatory Notice: This tutorial is not meant to replace the CLI guide or to step on anyone’s toes. It was written rather to ease installation for new users like myself. Please note: I am using a Windows machine, but similar principals apply for other OS. Neither NERVA not I am responsible for any damage resulting from this guide or recommendations. Now, enough of the jibber jabber – the Guide: Step 1: Go to https://getnerva.org and download both the CLI package and Quicksync. Save them to a folder or your desktop. Step 2: Unzip the CLI folder (right click and select unzip). Delete the zipped folder and place quicksync into the unzipped folder. Step 3: You will see two files. One is nervad-aes and the other is nervad-noaes. Rename nervad-AES to nervad. Step 4: Copy your folder’s file location. This can be found on top of File Explorer. Then open Windows CMD (via the windows bar on the bottom left, search CMD) and then use the CD command to switch to this directory. Step 5: Run the [nervad.exe –quicksync quicksync.raw] command to start syncing your computer to the blockchain. This sync should take a few hours at most. Troubleshooting: If you get the AES error, you most likely have an older machine. Go back to step 3, rename nervad to nervad-aes, then rename nervad-noaes to nervad. Recomplete the steps and everything should work! Next Steps: Let Nerva finish syncing and you are almost ready! Run the nerva-wallet-cli in a new CMD window or just double click on it to create or restore a custom wallet. You will not be able to see the password you type in, so be careful. Also be sure to print or save the generated information – you will need this! To see all the commands you can use in the wallet CLI just type help. The information from this point on is explained thoroughly on the Nerva site. https://docs.getnerva.org/guides/cli/ Closing thoughts: Instead of mining via the wallet, I mine through the nerva file via the command line (CMD). You can do this by running it this way: What I highlighted in blue is my file location, then start_mining is the command. You need to enter your wallet address (see the wallet cli) and then the number of threads you are mining with (cpu cores *2 is your max). If you mine this way you can have your wallet open in another window as well! Conclusion: I hope this guide is beneficial to the Nerva community – let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!