A colleague of mine says that whenever he wants to see what file system is on some volume, he types CHKDSK, then <ENTER>, then ^C. You get something like this:
C:\Users\aoltean>chkdskThe type of the file system is NTFS.
Of course, the "official" command look more verbose, in the lines of:
C:\Users\aoltean>fsutil fsinfo volumeinfo c:\Volume Name : VistaVolume Serial Number : 0xccf4bd60Max Component Length : 255File System Name : NTFSSupports Case-sensitive filenamesPreserves Case of filenamesSupports Unicode in filenamesPreserves & Enforces ACL'sSupports file-based CompressionSupports Disk QuotasSupports Sparse filesSupports Reparse PointsSupports Object IdentifiersSupports Encrypted File SystemSupports Named Streams
But who has time to type FSUTIL FSINFO VOLUMEINFO? That's a lot.
Sometimes, I wish Windows would have the same concision as the good old Unix-style commands. Hopefully Monad will change all that :-)