We all deal with queries that return more rows than what our screen will let us view, wouldn’t it be nice to be able paginate the results ?
Rather than having to scroll back, and scan the rows, you can use the built in pager. I didn’t know about this, until Will from freenode mentioned it in #mysql. Long story short..
mysql> \P less
mysql> PAGER set to less
mysql> select foo,bar from table
The format is much more readable than usual. Some of you may have already known about this, but I didn’t. So I hope it’s helpful.