How can I sync bitcoin full node so that I can access all details of transactions occurring on other nodes and other wallets also, like blockchain.info.

I have synced a full node using below commands, but that's giving details of node wallet account details.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt
sudo apt-get install bitcoins

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The commands you have used are not for syncing to the bitcoin blockchain but to install a bitcoin, now with this client you can sync if you want, you will need days or weeks depending on your computer bandwidth and performance and 250+ giga of hard drive, you can start syncing by locating your bitcoin directoryand simply running:


You can find more information about using and running properly a bitcoin full node here: https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node

  • after all this command i set up my bitcoin.conf file and started bitcoin demon.but still not getting details of transaction outside of node.
    – indrajit
    Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 5:55
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    bitcoin-cli gettransaction 03d9e448b652155061b5d06594e65cb5507a85518a6b1ae6530c6efed8377657 error code: -5 error message: Invalid or non-wallet transaction id
    – indrajit
    Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 7:52
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    @indrajit Command gettransaction is for the transaction of your wallet, you can access to all transaction on bitcoin with command getrawtransaction, I suggest you look the documentation official of Bitcoin corer RPC Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 10:42
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    Notice that gettransaction is for in wallet transaction, maybe you want to use getrawtransaction also you have to have txindex=1 in your conf file and need to sync the full blockchain
    – Saxtheowl
    Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 10:44
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    so how blockchain.info gives all details to address from address and amount of transactiom
    – indrajit
    Commented Oct 14, 2019 at 13:43

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