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Debugging cron jobs is one of my least favorite activities. This clever tip over on Stack Overflow shows how to use cron and the env generate the enviornmental variable your system’s cron runs under, which in turn will let you pretend to be the cron job. (This won’t help you if you’re using a PHP system that layers its own cron system on top of unix cron — we weep with you in solidarity)

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Originally Posted: 7th December 2017