Any difference in MODE or CHCP when setting code page?

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Any difference in MODE or CHCP when setting code page?

#1 Post by CirothUngol » 13 Sep 2018 18:20

Just a quick question... is there any difference in using CHCP nnn or MODE CON CP SELECT=yyy when setting code pages? Perhaps one is older or more available, therefore being more compatible?

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Re: Any difference in MODE or CHCP when setting code page?

#2 Post by carlos » 13 Sep 2018 19:14

Only on windows 2000 and windows xp: "chcp" do a clear of the screen (like cls) after change the codepage from a double byte codepage to a single byte codepage and viceversa.
With "mode con cp select" it not happen.

Evidence:
Before change from 932 codepage to 850 using chcp :
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After change from 932 codepage to 850 using chcp :
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Before change from 932 codepage to 850 using mode :
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After change from 932 codepage to 850 using mode :
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That was the reason for choose "mode" instead "chcp" for change the codepage in the fixed genchr code: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5326&p=56708#p56709

Similiarities: Both "chcp" and "mode" change the Input and Output Codepage, unlike old "graftabl" that change only the Output Codepage. Info: https://ss64.org/viewtopic.php?id=1622
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Re: Any difference in MODE or CHCP when setting code page?

#3 Post by CirothUngol » 13 Sep 2018 19:16

Thanks for the info Carlos, that's good enough reason to use it instead. ^_^

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