How do I make CLI MySQL not display in this weird way?

How do I not make it look like this and instead look more readable, maybe with scrolling to the side?

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The real way to fix it is by using database normalization, but this is a lesson most effectively learned through bitter experience, and doesn't directly answer your question.

Using either the –vertical option to mysql or terminating the query with \G instead of ; (e.g. "select * from domains where blah is blah\G") will make it output vertically… this is probably a lot more usable, although it might not be exactly what you're after.


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