alias command not working

I have the following deploy step in my config.yml:

      - deploy:
          working_directory: web
          command: |
              URL=$(now -t ${NOW_TOKEN})
              now -t ${NOW_TOKEN} alias ${URL}

The first of the two commands works, as I can confirm via logs in my now dashboard, but the second does not. What am I doing wrong? I know my env var is set correctly because the first command works, so I think maybe URL does not have the value I expect in the second command.

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Can’t you somehow output the variable to check if it is correct?
Also, what does “not work” mean exactly? Error message? Silent failure?

Sorry, I was pretty vague there. Silent failure is exactly what’s happening. Everything appears to work according to Circle CI, but I see ZERO logs in my dashboard, and I see a stale version of my app still deployed. I also opened an issue on github on the now cli repo:

I’m going to try what you suggest and see if I can log out the variables in those commands. Also, maybe Circle CI has a verbose option?

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Is there any way of debugging Circle CI or just grabbing the terminal output? I printed the env variable, and it’s correct. I tried adding the --debug option to my now commands, but I don’t see any output in my logs. I’ve seen some people write the output to a file and then move that file to $CIRCLE_ARTIFACTS, but I can’t find anything in the docs regarding how to set that env var up.