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mlabel General Commands Manual mlabel

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

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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