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]
CMD Prompt window size
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]
MODE CON:cols=80 lines=25
“The dogma of the ghost in the machine” ~ Gilbert Ryle
NET - manage network resources
CHCP - Display or change device settings
Equivalent bash command (Linux): screen - Terminal window manager