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mlabel(1)						      General Commands Manual							 mlabel(1)

Name
       mlabel - make an MSDOS volume label

Note of warning
       This  manpage  has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete.  See the
       end of this man page for details.

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
       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing the texi doc
       This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation. However, this process is only  approximative,  and  some
       items, such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in this translation process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate repre-
       sentation in the manpage format.  Moreover, not all information has been translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly  advise  you
       to use the original texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the following commands:

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

	      A premade html can be found at: `http://mtools.linux.lu' and also at: `http://www.tux.org/pub/knaff/mtools'

       *      To generate an info copy (browsable using emacs' info mode), run:

		     ./configure; make info

       The  texinfo  doc looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed, in the info version certain examples are difficult to read due to the
       quoting conventions used in info.

mtools-3.9.8							      02Jun01								 mlabel(1)