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Re: How to have two parallel emacs environments?

From: Nicolas Richard
Subject: Re: How to have two parallel emacs environments?
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:57:03 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)


Guido Van Hoecke <address@hidden> writes:
> I was hoping that I could start an alternate emacs using the -u option so
> that I could get a separate instance using the growing new setup file.

You can start emacs with a modified HOME variable~:
HOME=/tmp/a-new-home emacs

Then emacs will look for /tmp/a-new-home/.emacs. One advantage is that
the package initialization happens normally. One advantage or
disadvantage (depending on your POV) is be that if you refer to files
relative to ~/ in /tmp/a-new-home/.emacs, they'll in fact be relative to
/tmp/a-new-home and not /home/yourusername/


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