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I am running a SOME shell scripts in the background that prints some progress information to the stdout ie terminal. ($ nohup perl script001.pl &)

As all these scripts takes few days to get completed  I will have to logout. This loses the output to the terminal. Is there anyway to regain the progress output for any specific process when i log back in?

I know i could pipe the output to a file, but I don't really want to do that.

Any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated

I hope you clearly  understood question, prior you give me the answer
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1. Use nohup. It will make sure the process keeps running even after the user session has ended.

2. Use screen and enable screen logging.

3. If you have already started then spy on file descriptors, e.g. for PID=1234:
tail -f /proc/1234/fd/1

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it is pefect ...

working good  ...

what is fd,1 ... in the above command ??
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fd is "file descriptors" and 1 is the standard output.
0 is standard input, 2 is standard error. The rest are arbitrary file descriptors opened by the process.
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thanks for your help ...
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