Configures and sets the state for various hardware devices, and more:
LPT Parallel Ports
COM Serial Ports
PARK Parks the hard drive
DELAY Sets the keyboard auto-repeat rate
SWITCHAR change DOS command line option switch character (usually /)
CAPSLOCK State of the Caps lock key
NUMLOCK State of the Num lock key
SCRLOCK State of the SCroll lock key
This controls the display driver, which
must be installed first. MODE CON allows you to set your
screen's "codepage". This is useful because each codepage lets you display
different characters. For mode information on codepage see
the codepage information pack.
MODE CON[:] CODEPAGE
Shows the active codepage and other information about the current
status of DISPLAY and the codepage buffers.
MODE CON[:] CODEPAGE REFRESH
Refreshes the active codepage to hardware (in case it has been
MODE CON[:] CODEPAGE PREPARE ((nnn) filename)
Prepare codepage nnn from the specified file.
The format of the files are .cpi and they are usually stored in C:\FDOS\CPI.
For instance, codepage 860 is in EGA9.CPI. So you might use:
MODE CON: CODEPAGE PREPARE ((860) c:\fdos\cpi\ega9.cpi).
See the codepage information pack for information
about the available codepages and cpi files.
MODE CON[:] CODEPAGE SELECT=nnn
Activate codepage nnn, which must have been previously prepared with
Note: The word CODEPAGE can be abbreviated to CP.
For more information on the various features, go to
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Aitor SANTAMARIA MERINO
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