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Posted this on the Bitcoin Stack Exchange after the Bitcoin PR review club. I think it should probably be added to the docs on the config file @jon bitcoin.stackexchange.com/ques

@michaelfolkson
Good question! Perhaps grepping for "reindex" in the help dialog would help :)
This that need a reindex when changed and the ones you need to set before IBD.
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@stevenroose @michaelfolkson @jon

Good idea, but worth noting that some commands which require a rescan can be called more efficiently, so as to not require a full reindex of the chainstate. So you’ll get some ‘false positives’.

Eg when using ‘importprivkey’, you can set rescan to 0 and then use a the more precise ‘rescanblockchain’ to locate the txs relevant to that key. Requires knowledge of the specific blocks those txs are in though.

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