Vertical display output in MySQL and Postgresql

When using the command line clients of MySQL or Postgresql it is often the case that the output of some select statement does not display very well, either because the query returns too many columns or the contents of a column are too long. In such cases it would be really nice to display the query results line by line in a vertical listing instead of the horizontal listing. A similar display can be found in both MySQL and Postgresql. So, let’s assume that you have a table that was created with the following SQL statement:
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