LN Toolkit Command

open-tipping-channel’ command

open-tipping-channel opens a channel to my LND node to make it easier to send me tips.

This command will open a channel to my node, but tipping is dependent on ‘sphinx send mode’ which isn’t in LND yet.

Caveats

This will be more useful when tipping is possible...

Example

Here’s a simple example of running the command:

lntoolkit open-tipping-channel --capacity 1000000

This will open a channel to my node with a capacity of 1000000 (from --capacity 1000000).

Usage

Here’s the list of parameters it can take:

Usage of open-tipping-channel:
  -capacity value
    	capacity to use when creating the new channel. (default ㋛1,000,000)
  -certificate string
    	path and filename of the TLS certificate to use when connecting to LND. (default "~/.lnd/tls.cert")
  -dry-run
    	if specified, route(s) will be calculated but no funds will be transferred.
  -macaroon string
    	path and filename of the macaroon to use when connecting to LND. (default "~/.lnd/data/chain/bitcoin/testnet/admin.macaroon")
  -quiet
    	only show errors and critical messages.
  -server string
    	hostname and port to use when connecting to LND. (default "localhost:10009")
  -timeout duration
    	timeout to use when connecting to LND. (default 30s)
  -tip value
    	tip amount (in satoshis) to the developer as a thank-you (Tip is only paid if an action is performed.)
  -verbose
    	show additional logging information.
  -version
    	report the version being used.

Like all LN Toolkit commands, open-tipping-channel can take a --verbose flag to greatly increase the amount of diagnostic output it creates (including JSON representations of routes, if you like that kind of thing). It can also take a --tip <amount> parameter if you want to tip me some satoshis.