bout increasing the default screen size dos

September 7, 2019 at 05:54:57
Specs: Windows 7
Please help :
How to increase the standard dos screen size (80 columns and 25 rows) so that they can be widened to (160 columns and 50 rows) to run the clipper program

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October 8, 2019 at 18:51:29
It looks like there is a built in option to use CGA # () and EGA # ()

For example CGA160() EGA50(), however it sounds like this would effect a new window vs a currently open window. Unless you are working in "Pure DOS" instead of a dos window within windows.

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October 10, 2019 at 08:35:06
for cmd.exe(this does not save the settings):

run this test.bat file (replace the path in between the quotes) :

@echo off
mode 160,50
start "C:\PATH\TO\clipper.exe"

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February 6, 2020 at 08:22:06
Hmm, I was looking for something like this for years

I get the documented example is like this:

mode con: cols=160 lines=50

This is just great - Next it would be nice to have a way to get the current Column and Line size - But that is not the question of this thread

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February 6, 2020 at 11:37:58
get it with a for loop from the out put of the mode command:

for /f "tokens=2" %a in ('mode ^| find "Lines:"') do echo %a

for /f "tokens=2" %a in ('mode ^| find "Columns:"') do echo %a

in .bat add the extra %'s

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