On 19.06.2007 10:01, George Malamidis wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> On a *nix system, you can do
> 
> file_type = `file my_file`
> puts file_type
> 
> but this will not work on Windows.

robert@fussel ~
$ file .inputrc
.inputrc: ASCII English text

robert@fussel ~
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 fussel 1.5.24(0.156/4/2) 2007-01-31 10:57 i686 Cygwin

:-)

	robert