When plotting lncli pendingchannels, two of the outputs are oddly similar:

pending_closing_channels and waiting_close_channels. I have only seen my closed channels either as the output closedchannels or as waiting_close_channels. I suppose pending_closing_channels refer to the step previous of negotiation for cooperative close? or is it after, during the amount of confirmations needed to wait?

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Found an answer for this by asking the slack community:

  • pending_closing_channels: waiting for confirmation blockheight after cooperative closing and publishing on the blockchain (standard case)
  • waiting_close_channels: closing request being processed
  • 'pending_force_closing_channels': waiting for confirmation blockheight of unilaterally closing the channel (Commitment Transaction)

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