setgenerate generate ( genproclimit )

Set 'generate' true or false to turn generation on or off.
Generation is limited to 'genproclimit' processors, -1 is unlimited.
See the getgenerate call for the current setting.

1. generate (boolean, required) Set to true to turn on generation, off to turn off.
2. genproclimit (numeric, optional) Set the processor limit for when generation is on. Can be -1 for unlimited.
Note: in -regtest mode, genproclimit controls how many blocks are generated immediately.

[ blockhashes ] (array, -regtest only) hashes of blocks generated


Set the generation on with a limit of one processor
> bitcoin-cli setgenerate true 1

Check the setting
> bitcoin-cli getgenerate

Turn off generation
> bitcoin-cli setgenerate false

Using json rpc
> curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "setgenerate", "params": [true, 1] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;'
Don't trust. Verify. Docs extracted from src/rpcmining.cpp#L113-L136.