Have you ever wanted to try out new changes to your CI configuration without the tedium of pushing new commits and polluting your git history? Here’s a simple technique you can use with CircleCI to quickly try out new iterations of your configuration file. Kicking off builds from your command line using a temporary config file that you can quickly update, test, and iterate. This will keep your git history cleaner, and help you test your CircleCI config faster.
Note: Currently this does not work for configs with workflows
For code samples and discussions visit https://discuss.circleci.com/t/run-builds-on-circleci-using-a-local-config-file/17355