This is a quick one that I learned from a co-worker. He was in the MySQL shell and instead of ending his query with a semi-colon, like I normally use, he used
\G. The results are interesting, instead of results showing in rows with the fields as columns, results are displayed vertically. Each record is separated by a row number and each field is on a newline with the field name.
"Normal" Query Syntax
SELECT * FROM `actions` LIMIT 3;