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chantools sweepremoteclosed

Go through all the addresses that could have funds of channels that were force-closed by the remote party. A public block explorer is queried for each address and if any balance is found, all funds are swept to a given address


This command helps users sweep funds that are in outputs of channels that were force-closed by the remote party. This command only needs to be used if no channel.backup file is available. By manually contacting the remote peers and asking them to force-close the channels, the funds can be swept after the force-close transaction was confirmed.

Supported remote force-closed channel types are:

  • STATIC_REMOTE_KEY (a.k.a. tweakless channels)
  • ANCHOR (a.k.a. anchor output channels)
chantools sweepremoteclosed [flags]


chantools sweepremoteclosed \
	--recoverywindow 300 \
	--feerate 20 \
	--sweepaddr bc1q..... \


      --apiurl string           API URL to use (must be esplora compatible) (default "")
      --bip39                   read a classic BIP39 seed and passphrase from the terminal instead of asking for lnd seed format or providing the --rootkey flag
      --feerate uint16          fee rate to use for the sweep transaction in sat/vByte (default 30)
  -h, --help                    help for sweepremoteclosed
      --publish                 publish sweep TX to the chain API instead of just printing the TX
      --recoverywindow uint32   number of keys to scan per derivation path (default 200)
      --rootkey string          BIP32 HD root key of the wallet to use for sweeping the wallet; leave empty to prompt for lnd 24 word aezeed
      --sweepaddr string        address to sweep the funds to

Options inherited from parent commands

  -r, --regtest   Indicates if regtest parameters should be used
  -t, --testnet   Indicates if testnet parameters should be used


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