|Purpose:||Display or change the current system code page|
|Format:||CHCP [/I /P[n] /S] [n]|
n A system code page number.
Code page switching allows you to select different character sets for language support.
If you enter CHCP without a number, the current code page is displayed.
Active code page: 437
If you enter CHCP plus a code page number, the code page is changed. For example, to set the code page to multilingual:
When you use CHCP under Windows it only affects the current process, and any new programs started from within that process; the active code page in other processes remains unchanged.
|/P[n]||Pause after each page (only valid with /I or /S). Your options at the prompt are explained in detail under Page and File Prompts. The /P option has an optional argument n that specifies the number of seconds to wait for a keystroke before continuing.|