15.31. taler-exchange-drain(1)

15.31.1. Name

taler-exchange-drain - drain profits from exchange escrow account

15.31.2. Synopsis

taler-exchange-drain [-c FILENAME | –config=FILENAME] [-h | –help] [-L LOGLEVEL | –loglevel=LOGLEVEL] [-l FILENAME | –logfile=FILENAME] [-v | –version]

15.31.3. Description

taler-exchange-drain is used to trigger a wire transfer from the exchange’s escrow account to a normal (non-escrowed) bank account of the exchange. The entire drain process is necessary to ensure that the auditor is aware of the balance changes arising from an exchange making profits from fees.

To use it, you must first create an upload a ‘drain’ command using taler-exchange-offline. Afterwards this command should be run to actually queue the drain. The actual drain will then be executed by taler-exchange-transfer.


Use the configuration and other resources for the exchange to operate from FILENAME.

-h | –help

Print short help on options.


Specifies the log level to use. Accepted values are: DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR.


Send logging output to FILENAME.

-v | –version

Print version information.

15.31.4. See Also

taler-exchange-transfer(1), taler-exchange-offline(1), taler.conf(5).

15.31.5. Bugs

Report bugs by using https://bugs.taler.net/ or by sending electronic mail to <taler@gnu.org>.