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Re: how to run a second copy of firefox in a separate address space with no connection to the first?

Le 07/30/17 à 20:47, Dan Hitt a écrit :
> I would like to run a second copy of firefox in debian, that is
> completely unconnected to the first.
> That is, the second copy should not share history, cookies, any kind
> of storage, passwords, configuration, or anything else with the first.
> It should be possible to send a signal to one (such as kill) without
> the other being aware of it.
> In essence it should run parallel to firefox like a clone (e.g., Pale
> Moon), except using the same binary.  (But i'd be willing to copy the
> binary if there were an easy way to just change its name to firefox2
> or something.)
> I suppose that i could do this with a virtual machine bur that seems
> very heavy weight.
> TIA for any clues on how to do this!
> dan

You can define another profile then use
firefox -P profile
I use it adding -no-remote because I do not want the links automatically
opened to open in this instance.