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       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 device.

       If the optional argument  new-label  is  not  present,  ntfslabel  will
       simply display the current 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

       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 command, e.g.
       -fv is equivalent to -f -v.  Long named options can be  abbreviated  to
       any unique prefix of their name.

       -f, --force
              This  will  override some sensible defaults, such as not working
              with a mounted volume.  Use this option with caution.

       -h, --help
              Show a list of options with a brief description of each one.

       -n, --no-action
              Don’t actually write to disk.

       -q, --quiet
              Reduce the amount of output to a minimum.

       -v, --verbose
              Increase the amount of output that ntfslabel prints.

       -V, --version
              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.


       ntfslabel is part of the ntfsprogs package and is available from:

       The manual pages are available online at:


       mkntfs(8), ntfsprogs(8)