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    Question redirecting LPT1 to a different port?

    I've googled a closed thread from this site regarding capturing DOS (in my case, QBASIC) output to LPT1 so that it would redirect to a Windows printer port. There were several good suggestions, but I'm trying to jog my memory on a DOS command that changes output from one port to another--and the phrase "MOD" keeps banging around (like an old ASCII code!) in my head. Is this pinging on anyone else's cobwebs?

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    Dick,

    Here's an EHow article that is pretty straight forward.

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    I thing this is what you mean.

    cheers, Paul

    Code:
    mode /?
    Configures system devices.
    
    Serial port:       MODE COMm[:] [BAUD=b] [PARITY=p] [DATA=d] [STOP=s]
                                    [to=on|off] [xon=on|off] [odsr=on|off]
                                    [octs=on|off] [dtr=on|off|hs]
                                    [rts=on|off|hs|tg] [idsr=on|off]
    
    Device Status:     MODE [device] [/STATUS]
    
    Redirect printing: MODE LPTn[:]=COMm[:]
    
    Select code page:  MODE CON[:] CP SELECT=yyy
    
    Code page status:  MODE CON[:] CP [/STATUS]
    
    Display mode:      MODE CON[:] [COLS=c] [LINES=n]
    
    Typematic rate:    MODE CON[:] [RATE=r DELAY=d]

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    Mod is the cooler, hipper, younger brother of the old Mode command!


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