mlabel(1) General Commands Manual mlabel(1)
mlabel - make an MSDOS volume label
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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.
The label is limited to 11 single-byte characters, e.g. Name1234567.
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
Sets the supplied serial number. The serial number should be supplied as an 8 digit hexadecimal number, without spaces
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mtools-4.0.18 09Jan13 mlabel(1)