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I have scheduled Microsoft Windows server console application (that output to stdout) using the task scheduler . It is long running and might take weeks to finish. Is there a way to "tap" into the console output on demand to check on the task's progress ?

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is there a programming way to do it ? Perhaps I can ask programmers in Stackoverflow , should I ? – dan_l Mar 13 '12 at 7:12
Umm... log onto the console and check it? – joeqwerty Mar 13 '12 at 10:47
but it is running in the background via the windows task scheduler. Is there a way to tap into what it is printing to a console stream (such as stdout , stderr .. etc ) ? BTW , it is a robocopy task copying a lot of files over a slow WAN. – dan_l Mar 13 '12 at 12:49
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Use the /LOG switch on the robocopy command, tail the log file.

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