Having examined the output of
and searched through all the bitcoin-cli rpc items listed here
I did not find anything which produces a live stream to stdout of all the tasks my full node is running/performing. What is required to make all that visible?
One is led to understand that the main benefit of running one's own full node is to be able to independently confirm transactions and that is all fine, but another important effect is supposedly the continual assistance the node provides to the network, serving historical blocks and so forth. That traffic is what I would like to see.