Multiple instances of Chrome can be spun by creating profiles. While working on my new Chrome extension pin tabs, I found a need to launch new chrome instances to test a few things. Problem with profiles is that Chrome saves them, i.e; you need to delete profiles which you don’t need later on, this might get messy if you have quite a many. Here’s a quick and simple way to launch and auto-kill chrome instances:
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launch-chrome-new-profile will launch a new chrome instance with data dir
/tmp/chrome-instances/$hash with a random hash, once you close this instance the data dir will be auto-deleted.