Auto-populate Socket Value In Rails Database.yml Using TextMate Snippet
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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:
source.yaml - string
Usage: 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.
Non-TextMateIf you don't have textmate, you can get your socket location using:
mysql_config --socketAnd paste the result into your database.yml
Snippet (programming) TextMate
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