Originally posted by Azmeen
type jobs to see the list of background processes...
and type fg job number to bring it to the foreground.
The job number is in square braces.
Edit: Barghh... replied too fast, anyway, eventhough you mentioned that you prefer not to pipe the output into a file, but IMHO, that's the only way to do it. You could just grep the important bits of the output if you know the pattern, that might improve the signal to noise ratio of your output log.