Here is the command to preview your Laravel migrations without running them:
cd /your/project/root php artisan migrate --pretend
Laravel’s migrations give us the power to easily version control our database schema creations and updates.
In a recent task at work, I needed to find out why a particular migration was failing.
This is when I discovered the simple but super-useful flag
--pretend, which will show you the queries that Laravel will run against your database without actually running the migrations.