Running Multiple instances of Skype on OSX

With my latest rebuild and upgrade to El Capitan, I found that the “Skype Launcher” I had been using that allows me to run multiple instances of Skype for the Skype-o-Saurus Rex has finally given up the ghost.

So, for posterity’s sake, I did a little research, and discovered a MUCH better way to do it, using the OSX open command to one 4 instances of Skype:

for i in 1 2 3 4 ; do open -na /Applications/Skype.app --args -DataPath /Users/$(whoami)/Library/Application\ Support/Skype{$i};done

Hopefully someone finds this useful!

(HT to superuser.com for the posting the actual solution)