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
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
Sets the supplied serial number. The serial number should be supplied as an 8 digit
hexadecimal number, without spaces
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mtools-3.9.8 02Jun01 mlabel(1)