mlabel



mlabel(1)                                                            mlabel(1)




Name

       mlabel - make an MSDOS volume label




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Description

       The mlabel command adds a volume label to a disk. Its syntax is:
       mlabel [-vcsn] [-N serial] drive:[new_label]


       Mlabel  displays  the current volume label, if present. If new_label is
       not given, and if neither the c nor the s options are set,  it  prompts
       the  user  for a new volume label.  To delete an existing volume label,
       press return at the prompt.

       Reasonable care is taken to create a valid MS-DOS volume label.  If  an
       invalid  label is specified, mlabel changes the label (and displays the
       new label if the verbose mode is set). Mlabel returns 0 on success or 1
       on failure.

       Mlabel supports the following options:

       c      Clears an existing label, without prompting the user

       s      Shows the existing label, without prompting the user.

       n      Assigns a new (random) serial number to the disk

       N serial
              Sets  the  supplied  serial  number. The serial number should be
              supplied as an 8 digit hexadecimal number, without spaces



See Also

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mtools-3.9.9                        03Mar03                          mlabel(1)

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