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Query Clients

Use the query clients command to query the identifiers of all clients on a given chain, called the host chain.

DESCRIPTION:
Query the identifiers of all clients on a chain

USAGE:
    hermes query clients [OPTIONS] --host-chain <HOST_CHAIN_ID>

OPTIONS:
    -h, --help
            Print help information

        --omit-chain-ids
            Omit printing the reference (or target) chain for each client

        --reference-chain <REFERENCE_CHAIN_ID>
            Filter for clients which target a specific chain id (implies '--omit-chain-ids')

REQUIRED:
        --host-chain <HOST_CHAIN_ID>    Identifier of the chain to query

Example

Query all clients on ibc-1:

hermes query clients --host-chain ibc-1
Success: [
    ClientChain {
        client_id: ClientId(
            "07-tendermint-0",
        ),
        chain_id: ChainId {
            id: "ibc-0",
            version: 0,
        },
    },
    ClientChain {
        client_id: ClientId(
            "07-tendermint-1",
        ),
        chain_id: ChainId {
            id: "ibc-2",
            version: 2,
        },
    },
]

Query all clients on ibc-1 having ibc-2 as their reference chain:

hermes query clients --reference-chain ibc-2 --host-chain ibc-1
Success: [
    ClientId(
        "07-tendermint-1",
    ),
]

Query Client Data

Use the query client command to query the information about a specific client.

DESCRIPTION:
Query information about clients

USAGE:
    hermes query client <SUBCOMMAND>

OPTIONS:
    -h, --help    Print help information

SUBCOMMANDS:
    connections    Query the client connections
    consensus      Query the client consensus state
    header         Query for the header used in a client update at a certain height
    help           Print this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)
    state          Query the client state

Query the client state

Use the query client state command to query the client state of a client:

DESCRIPTION:
Query the client state

USAGE:
    hermes query client state [OPTIONS] --chain <CHAIN_ID> --client <CLIENT_ID>

OPTIONS:
    -h, --help               Print help information
        --height <HEIGHT>    The chain height context for the query

REQUIRED:
        --chain <CHAIN_ID>      Identifier of the chain to query
        --client <CLIENT_ID>    Identifier of the client to query

Example

Query the state of client 07-tendermint-2 on ibc-1:

hermes query client state --chain ibc-1 --client 07-tendermint-1
Success: ClientState {
    chain_id: ChainId {
        id: "ibc-2",
        version: 2,
    },
    trust_threshold: TrustThresholdFraction {
        numerator: 1,
        denominator: 3,
    },
    trusting_period: 1209600s,
    unbonding_period: 1814400s,
    max_clock_drift: 3s,
    frozen_height: Height {
        revision: 0,
        height: 0,
    },
    latest_height: Height {
        revision: 2,
        height: 3069,
    },
    upgrade_path: [
        "upgrade",
        "upgradedIBCState",
    ],
    allow_update_after_expiry: true,
    allow_update_after_misbehaviour: true,
}

Query the client consensus state

Use the query client consensus command to query the consensus states of a given client, or the state at a specified height:

DESCRIPTION:
Query the client consensus state

USAGE:
    hermes query client consensus [OPTIONS] --chain <CHAIN_ID> --client <CLIENT_ID>

OPTIONS:
        --consensus-height <CONSENSUS_HEIGHT>
            Height of the client's consensus state to query

    -h, --help
            Print help information

        --height <HEIGHT>
            The chain height context to be used, applicable only to a specific height

        --heights-only
            Show only consensus heights

REQUIRED:
        --chain <CHAIN_ID>      Identifier of the chain to query
        --client <CLIENT_ID>    Identifier of the client to query

Example

Query the states of client 07-tendermint-0 on ibc-0:

hermes query client consensus --heights-only --chain ibc-0 --client 07-tendermint-0
Success: [
    Height {
        revision: 1,
        height: 3049,
    },
    Height {
        revision: 1,
        height: 2888,
    },
    Height {
        revision: 1,
        height: 2736,
    },
    Height {
        revision: 1,
        height: 2729,
    },
    Height {
        revision: 1,
        height: 2724,
    },
    Height {
        revision: 1,
        height: 2717,
    },
]

Query ibc-0 at height 2800 for the consensus state for height 2724:

hermes query client consensus --consensus-height 2724 --height 2800 --chain ibc-0 --client 07-tendermint-0
Success: ConsensusState {
    timestamp: Time(
        2021-04-13T14:11:20.969154Z
    ),
    root: CommitmentRoot(
        "371DD19003221B60162D42C78FD86ABF95A572F3D9497084584B75F97B05B70C"
    ),
    next_validators_hash: Hash::Sha256(
        740950668B6705A136D041914FC219045B1D0AD1C6A284C626BF5116005A98A7
    ),
}

Query the identifiers of all connections associated with a given client

Use the query client connections command to query the connections associated with a given client:

DESCRIPTION:
Query the client connections

USAGE:
    hermes query client connections [OPTIONS] --chain <CHAIN_ID> --client <CLIENT_ID>

OPTIONS:
    -h, --help               Print help information
        --height <HEIGHT>    The chain height which this query should reflect

REQUIRED:
        --chain <CHAIN_ID>      Identifier of the chain to query
        --client <CLIENT_ID>    Identifier of the client to query

Example

Query the connections of client 07-tendermint-0 on ibc-0:

hermes query client connections --chain ibc-0 --client 07-tendermint-0
Success: [
    ConnectionId("connection-0"),
    ConnectionId("connection-1"),
]

Query for the header used in a client update at a certain height

DESCRIPTION:
Query for the header used in a client update at a certain height

USAGE:
    hermes query client header [OPTIONS] --chain <CHAIN_ID> --client <CLIENT_ID> --consensus-height <CONSENSUS_HEIGHT>

OPTIONS:
    -h, --help               Print help information
        --height <HEIGHT>    The chain height context for the query. Leave unspecified for latest
                             height.

REQUIRED:
        --chain <CHAIN_ID>                       Identifier of the chain to query
        --client <CLIENT_ID>                     Identifier of the client to query
        --consensus-height <CONSENSUS_HEIGHT>    Height of header to query

Example

Query for the header used in the 07-tendermint-0 client update at height 2724 on ibc-0:

hermes query client header --chain ibc-0 --client 07-tendermint-0 --consensus-height 2724
Success: [
    UpdateClient(
        UpdateClient {
            common: Attributes {
                height: Height {
                    revision: 0,
                    height: 0,
                },
                client_id: ClientId(
                    "07-tendermint-0",
                ),
                client_type: Tendermint,
                consensus_height: Height {
                    revision: 1,
                    height: 2724,
                },
            },
            header: Some(
                Tendermint(...),
            ),
        },
    ),
]