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Re: How to have two parallel emacs environments?

From: Guido Van Hoecke
Subject: Re: How to have two parallel emacs environments?
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:08:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (darwin)

Hi Nicolas,

Nicolas Richard <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> 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/

That's a clever way to solve the problem. The ~ problem neds to be taken
into account but that's easily solvable.

Thanks for the suggestion :)


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                -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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