Base Directory

The base directory on Namada is the directory where all chain-specific data is stored. It is a directory that is created immediately once the network is joined (with namadac utils join-network, for example).

As of the latest version of Namada, the base directory is located in the following locations:


Technically, the correct directory will be the one assigned to $XDG_DATA_HOME, but if you haven't set that variable, it will default to one of the below.

The quick way

You can find the base directory by running the following command:

namadac utils default-base-dir

Which should correspond to one of the following directories:




$HOME/Library/Application\ Support/Namada

What to expect

Within these folders, you should see the following files and folders:

pre-genesis # If you are a pre-genesis validator