[Ethereum] How to access to txpool within a web3 script


I run a testnet Ropsten (revival) ethereum node. I would like to get the content of txpool. With a geth console, I can access the variable txpool.

My question is how can I access this variable within a web3 script ?

Web3 = require("web3");
web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("http://localhost:8545"));

Someting like the following:

pendingTx = web3.txpool ?

pendingTx = web3.eth.txpool ?

they are all undefined…

Best Answer

With Web3 1.0.0 it's easy to implement it yourself:

var Web3 = require('web3');
var web3 = new Web3('ws://');
  property: 'txpool',
  methods: [{
    name: 'content',
    call: 'txpool_content'
    name: 'inspect',
    call: 'txpool_inspect'
    name: 'status',
    call: 'txpool_status'

Then use it normally:



{pending: "0x0", queued: "0x0"}

The same way you can extend Web3 to invoke any other "missing" JSON RPC.

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