I currently have a background process on my unix server that's running hours longer than it should be.
I can't remember the command to allow me to see the output of a background process. I'll remember to bookmark this answer!
What also might be useful if you're uncertain whether it's doing anything at all, is use 'strace'.
If your app is the 'dhcpd' service, run
Your PID is 21645, so you'd run
It will get the system calls from your application in real time and tell you precisely what your program is doing.
Note: Wrap a letter of the grep command in a bracket to strain out the grep command itself.
As a follow up to Mariano Montañez Ureta.
If you can see the task in the
If you then use the