lightning-waitinvoice – Command for waiting for specific payment

SYNOPSIS

waitinvoice label

DESCRIPTION

The waitinvoice RPC command waits until a specific invoice is paid, then returns that single entry as per listinvoice.

RETURN VALUE

On success, an object is returned, containing:

  • label (string): unique label supplied at invoice creation
  • description (string): description used in the invoice
  • payment_hash (hex): the hash of the payment_preimage which will prove payment (always 64 characters)
  • status (string): Whether it’s paid or expired (one of “paid”, “expired”)
  • expires_at (u64): UNIX timestamp of when it will become / became unpayable
  • amount_msat (msat, optional): the amount required to pay this invoice
  • bolt11 (string, optional): the BOLT11 string (always present unless bolt12 is)
  • bolt12 (string, optional): the BOLT12 string (always present unless bolt11 is)

If status is “paid”:

  • pay_index (u64): Unique incrementing index for this payment
  • amount_received_msat (msat): the amount actually received (could be slightly greater than amount_msat, since clients may overpay)
  • paid_at (u64): UNIX timestamp of when it was paid
  • payment_preimage (hex): proof of payment (always 64 characters)

On error the returned object will contain code and message properties, with code being one of the following:

  • -32602: If the given parameters are wrong.
  • -1: If the invoice is deleted while unpaid, or the invoice does not exist.
  • 903: If the invoice expires before being paid, or is already expired.

AUTHOR

Christian Decker <decker.christian@gmail.com> is mainly responsible.

SEE ALSO

lightning-waitanyinvoice(7), lightning-listinvoice(7), lightning-delinvoice(7), lightning-invoice(7)