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I have a [client] option group with my local credentials for my database, which lets me quickly access my database from the CLI.

Can I set something up the same way in this file so that I can access the databases for my production databases or development databases - hosted on different servers - so I don't have to remember or lookup the credentials or hosts?

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You can create additional configuration files using the same format then reference the alternate config files with a command line option.

mysql --defaults-extra-file=prod.cnf
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