1. NAME

ntfslabel - display/change the label on an ntfs file system

2. SYNOPSIS

ntfslabel [options] device [new-label]

3. DESCRIPTION

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 message.

It is also possible to set the file system label using the

-L option of

R mkntfs (8) during creation of the file system.

4. OPTIONS

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

R -- . Any single letter options, that don't take an argument, can be combined into a single command, e.g.

-fv is equivalent to

R 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

R ntfslabel .

5. BUGS

There are no known problems with

R ntfslabel . If you find a bug please send an email describing the problem to the development team:

6. AUTHORS

ntfslabel was written by Matthew J. Fanto, with contributions from Anton Altaparmakov and Richard Russon.

7. AVAILABILITY

ntfslabel is part of the

ntfsprogs package and is available from:
http://www.linux-ntfs.org/content/view/19/37

The manual pages are available online at:
http://man.linux-ntfs.org/

8. SEE ALSO

R mkntfs (8),

R ntfsprogs (8)