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Auto-populate Socket Value In Rails Database.yml Using TextMate Snippet

When using mysql for rails apps, you may need a socket: value. I can never remember mine. So I added a TextMate snippet to find it. (read below for non-TextMate)

Snippet text:

socket: `mysql_config --socket`

Activation: socket:

Scope selector: source.yaml - string


In your database.yml, go to the line socket: , delete any blank spaces til the cursor is at the colon, then press TAB and wait. The line will be updated with the socket location.


If you don't have textmate, you can get your socket location using: mysql_config --socket And paste the result into your database.yml
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