how to transfer name to address without updating values

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georgem
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how to transfer name to address without updating values

Post by georgem » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:08 am

I would like to send a name to some address, but the values (ip, dns) don't need to be changed. Only the owner (address)

I understand that the command is:

namecoind name_update d/<name> <value> <address>

So what do I have to type into <value> to not have it be changed at all?
Maybe:

namecoind name_update d/<name> "" <address>

?

Thanks everybody.

biolizard89
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Re: how to transfer name to address without updating values

Post by biolizard89 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:49 am

georgem wrote:I would like to send a name to some address, but the values (ip, dns) don't need to be changed. Only the owner (address)

I understand that the command is:

namecoind name_update d/<name> <value> <address>

So what do I have to type into <value> to not have it be changed at all?
Maybe:

namecoind name_update d/<name> "" <address>

?

Thanks everybody.
Why not just type in the old value again? As an aside, I think namecoin-qt makes this easy.
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Re: how to transfer name to address without updating values

Post by georgem » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:27 am

Well ofcourse this is the obvious answer, I should have mentioned that that's NOT what I was looking for.

I am more looking for something like a "null" value.

what happens when I tell namecoind that value is "" ? Does it erase the value?
I assume so.

What is the general way when you want to skip a parameter (but want to use the following parameter) in linux shell?

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Re: how to transfer name to address without updating values

Post by georgem » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:31 am

biolizard89 wrote:Why not just type in the old value again? As an aside, I think namecoin-qt makes this easy.
It's for a bitdomain registration site I am working on.

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Re: how to transfer name to address without updating values

Post by biolizard89 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:54 am

I don't think there's a way to skip parameters in a Linux shell. You can give it a blank parameter (""), but that will clear the value from the name, not leave it intact. Is there a reason you can't use namecoind's API to get the existing value before you update it?
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Re: how to transfer name to address without updating values

Post by georgem » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:25 pm

No there is no particular reason.

I was just hoping that an extra easy way exists to make the transfer.

Thanks anyway.

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