ntfslabel - display/change the label on an ntfs file system
ntfslabel [options] device [new-label]
ntfslabel will display or change the file system label on the ntfs file system located on
If the optional argument new-label is not present, ntfslabel will simply display the cur-
rent file system label.
If the optional argument new-label is present, then ntfslabel will set the file system
label to be new-label. NTFS file system labels can be at most 128 Unicode characters
long; if new-label is longer than 128 Unicode characters, ntfslabel will truncate it and
print a warning message.
It is also possible to set the file system label using the -L option of mkntfs(8) during
creation of the file system.
Below is a summary of all the options that ntfslabel accepts. Nearly all options have two
equivalent names. The short name is preceded by - and the long name is preceded by --.
Any single letter options, that don't take an argument, can be combined into a single com-
mand, e.g. -fv is equivalent to -f -v. Long named options can be abbreviated to any
unique prefix of their name.
This will override some sensible defaults, such as not working with a mounted vol-
ume. Use this option with caution.
Show a list of options with a brief description of each one.
Don't actually write to disk.
Reduce the amount of output to a minimum.
Increase the amount of output that ntfslabel prints.
Show the version number, copyright and license for ntfslabel.
There are no known problems with ntfslabel. If you find a bug please send an email
describing the problem to the development team:
ntfslabel was written by Matthew J. Fanto, with contributions from Anton Altaparmakov and
Richard Russon. It was ported to ntfs-3g by Erik Larsson.
ntfslabel is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from:
ntfs-3g 2011.4.12AR.4 November 2005 NTFSLABEL(8)