Analyze awk fields

awk '{print NR": "$0; for(i=1;i<=NF;++i)print "\t"i": "$i}'
Breaks down and numbers each line and it's fields. This is really useful when you are going to parse something with awk but aren't sure exactly where to start.
Sample Output
1: foo bar this is line one
 1: foo
 2: bar
 3: this
 4: is
 5: line
 6: one
2: blah blah some other stuff
 1: blah
 2: blah
 3: some
 4: other
 5: stuff

2009-07-23 06:25:31

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What Others Think

Wow, how pretty's that.
flatcap · 533 weeks and 4 days ago
Very nice. ^_^
piXelz · 533 weeks ago
Should be in the All time greats.
zlemini · 494 weeks and 5 days ago

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