Mode is an all purpose configuration command, used without parameters, MODE displays the status of all devices installed on your system.
Show the status of all devices: (Typically COM1, COM2, LPT1, CON)
Show the status of a specific device:
To additionally show the status of any redirected parallel printer:
MODE [device] [/STATUS]
Change the CMD prompt screen size/buffer
Number of cols(characters) wide and Number of lines deep
MODE CON[:] [COLS=c] [LINES=n]
Set the keyboard typematic rate, the rate at which a character is repeated when you hold down the key.
MODE CON[:] [RATE=r DELAY=d]
To redirect output from a parallel port (PRN, LPT1, LPT2, or LPT3) to a serial port(COM1, COM2, COM3, etc).
You must be a member of the Administrators group to redirect printing.
To configure a parallel printer port (PRN, LPT1, LPT2, or LPT3):
To setup the parameters for a serial port (* see Start, Help, Commands for more on this).
MODE COMm [options*]
Configure a printer connected to a parallel printer port.
mode lptn[:] [c][,[l][,r]]
mode lptn[:] [cols=c] [lines=l]
This allows you to configure a line printer connected to a parallel printer port.
Change the current code page:
MODE CON[:] CP SELECT=yyy
Display the current Code page:
MODE CON[:] CP [/STATUS]
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