This page is about running additional Emacs configurations without interfering with your default configuration.
Reasons for doing this include:
- Trying a fully-featured configuration such as Prelude.
- Experimenting with someone else’s configuration.
- Trying out a new (or updated) package which may conflict with your current config.
- Hacking on a copy of your config without breaking your default config.
- Updating a copy of your config to work on a new release of Emacs without breaking your current config.
Shell script emacs-distribution provides an easy way to run multiple side-by-side instances of Emacs using varying configurations.