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Is it possible to run Emacs.app with ~/.emacs.d/init.el and Emacs2.app with another init.el file that's placed somewhere else? If so, how?

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Yes. Inside the Emacs.app folder is an executable that you can run directly, with some command line flags:

/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs --no-init-file --load /my/other/init2.el

(Your Emacs.app may be in a different folder)

  • thanks, it worked, but is it impossible to run the second one always with the second init.el file whenever I just double click the Emacs2.app on the Dock, by changing some files within the app's package contents? – stacko Apr 29 '17 at 10:35
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    I don't know how to do that but you might take a look at this answer – amitp Apr 29 '17 at 16:32

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