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Send Signed Transaction with the Flow CLI

How to send a signed Flow transaction from the command line

The Flow CLI provides a command to send signed transactions to any Flow Access API.

Use this functionality in the following order:

  1. Use the build command to build the transaction.
  2. Use the sign command to sign with each account specified in the build process.
  3. Use this command (send-signed) to submit the signed transaction to the Flow network.
flow transactions send-signed <signed transaction filename>

Example Usage

> flow transactions send-signed ./signed.rlp
Status		✅ SEALED
ID		b6430b35ba23849a8acb4fa1a4a1d5cce3ed4589111ecbb3984de1b6bd1ba39e
Payer		a2c4941b5f3c7151
Authorizers	[a2c4941b5f3c7151]

Proposal Key:	
    Address	a2c4941b5f3c7151
    Index	0
    Sequence	9

No Payload Signatures

Envelope Signature 0:
    Address	a2c4941b5f3c7151
    Signature	5391a6fed0fe...2742048166f9d5c925a8dcb78a6d8c710921d67
    Key Index	0

Events:	 None

Arguments (1):
    - Argument 0: {"type":"String","value":"Meow"}


transaction(greeting: String) {
  let guest: Address

  prepare(authorizer: AuthAccount) {
    self.guest = authorizer.address

  execute {



Signed Code Filename

  • Name: signed transaction filename
  • Valid inputs: Any filename and path valid on the system.

The first argument is a path to a Cadence file containing the transaction to be executed.



  • Flag: --host
  • Valid inputs: an IP address or hostname.
  • Default: (Flow Emulator)

Specify the hostname of the Access API that will be used to execute the command. This flag overrides any host defined by the --network flag.


  • Flag: --network
  • Short Flag: -n
  • Valid inputs: the name of a network defined in the configuration (flow.json)
  • Default: emulator

Specify which network you want the command to use for execution.


  • Flag: --filter
  • Short Flag: -x
  • Valid inputs: a case-sensitive name of the result property.

Specify any property name from the result you want to return as the only value.


  • Flag: --output
  • Short Flag: -o
  • Valid inputs: json, inline

Specify the format of the command results.


  • Flag: --save
  • Short Flag: -s
  • Valid inputs: a path in the current filesystem.

Specify the filename where you want the result to be saved


  • Flag: --log
  • Short Flag: -l
  • Valid inputs: none, error, debug
  • Default: info

Specify the log level. Control how much output you want to see during command execution.


  • Flag: --config-path
  • Short Flag: -f
  • Valid inputs: a path in the current filesystem.
  • Default: flow.json

Specify the path to the flow.json configuration file. You can use the -f flag multiple times to merge several configuration files.