[Suggestion] Add a cron test facility

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by ah-blabla, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. ah-blabla

    ah-blabla New Member

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    It would be quite nice to add a cron testing facility, to test what the output of a particular cron script may be, i.e. where you type in the command, press a button, and the command is run directly (and ideally the output is shown on screen, not sent by email). This would be quite useful, since at the moment when testing cron scripts you have to set up a specific cron job for it, and testing isn't immediate, i.e. when I'm testing I set up a five minute interval for a cron job, and keep modifying the script, then have to wait another few minutes to run etc. Sometimes I might do larger changes, and it takes more than five minutes to modify the script, and therefore I get a whole load of useless emails in my inbox etc. If someone forgets to turn off the cron job after testing they then get an even larger load of useless emails from a test script...

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