Unix/Linux Go Back    


UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers This forum is closed for new posts. Please post beginner questions to learn unix and learn linux in this forum UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers

Seeing output of background process

UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers


Tags
background job, background processes

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
    #1  
Old Unix and Linux 10-04-2012
dheian dheian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Last Activity: 7 December 2013, 3:48 PM EST
Posts: 34
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Seeing output of background process

I'm pretty sure I had the answer to this months ago and have misplaced it. Needless to say I will bookmark it this time.

I have a background process that's been running way longer than usual. It doesn't output anything to a file, so I can't 'tail -f' it. Is there a command that will enable me to see the output the process would be sending to the screen if it was not in the background?

Thanks.
Sponsored Links
    #2  
Old Unix and Linux 10-04-2012
jim mcnamara jim mcnamara is offline Forum Staff  
...@...
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Last Activity: 3 December 2016, 7:11 PM EST
Location: NM
Posts: 10,875
Thanks: 457
Thanked 985 Times in 916 Posts
What is the original command you put in background?
Sponsored Links
    #3  
Old Unix and Linux 10-05-2012
dheian dheian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Last Activity: 7 December 2013, 3:48 PM EST
Posts: 34
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It finally finished. It was a handbrakeCLI command run as a user job by MythTV.
Sponsored Links
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Linux More UNIX and Linux Forum Topics You Might Find Helpful
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to put FTP process as a background process/job in perl? vanitham Shell Programming and Scripting 5 07-19-2011 12:54 AM
Script to start background process and then kill process holocene UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers 4 06-10-2010 04:39 AM
background process badshah Programming 3 05-30-2003 12:01 PM
capture the process id when starting a background process jleavitt Shell Programming and Scripting 10 04-04-2002 08:04 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:01 AM.