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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?

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What is the original command you put in background?
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It finally finished. It was a handbrakeCLI command run as a user job by MythTV.
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