in reply to Test::Script debug execution via scripts_run

If @$cmd is causing the problem, you should identify what's going on (see below). You could then try to invoke the program with the given arguments to dive into the problem (hopefully %ENV was not modified and the files used still exist!).
However, you could add

to narrow down the problem. Use i.e. prove -v ... which shows all note(...)'s.
You colud also add more logging to the modules/scripts under test (e.g Log::Log4perl).