I am aware of a lot of pitfalls in the magic world of crontabs, but sometimes it would help troubleshooting a lot when you have some smart way to enter an interactive (bash) shell with exact identical environment as when a shell script is run from a crontab.
Now I thought myself of
/bin/openvt -c8 -- /bin/bash --noprofile -l, but it require root privileges, sets too many variables and a simple
su myusername sets a lot of extra environment.
Anybody know of a way to start a interactive bash shell with identical-to-cron environtment and not requiring root privileges on Kubuntu?
Bonus when it works in an ssh session, in the GUI and on one or more of the following OS's too: HP-UX, Solaris and AIX