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NTFSLABEL(8)                         System Manager's Manual                         NTFSLABEL(8)

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

SYNOPSIS
       ntfslabel [options] device [new-label]

DESCRIPTION
       ntfslabel  will display or change the file system label on the ntfs file system located on
       device.  It can also change the serial number of the device.

       If the optional argument new-label is not present, and no  option  is  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  mkntfs(8)  during
       creation of the file system.

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  --.
       Any single letter options, that don't take an argument, can be combined into a single com‐
       mand, 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 vol‐
              ume.  Use this option with caution.

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

       --new-serial[=ssssssssssssssss], or

       --new-half-serial[=ssssssss]
              Set a new serial number to the device, either the argument value, or a  random  one
              if  no  argument  is  given. The serial number is a 64 bit number, represented as a
              sixteen-digit hexadecimal number, used to identify the device during  the  mounting
              process.  As  a  consequence,  two  devices  with  the same serial number cannot be
              mounted at the same time on the same computer.  This is not the volume UUID used by
              Windows to locate files which have been moved to another volume.

              The  option  --new-half-serial  only  changes  the upper part of the serial number,
              keeping the lower part which is used  by  Windows  unchanged.   In  this  case  the
              optional argument is an eight-digit hexadecimal number.

       -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. The label and the serial num‐
              ber are displayed.

       -V, --version
              Show the version number, copyright and license for ntfslabel.

BUGS
       There are no known problems with ntfslabel.  If you  find  a  bug  please  send  an  email
       describing the problem to the development team:
       ntfs-3g-devel@lists.sf.net

AUTHORS
       ntfslabel  was written by Matthew J. Fanto, with contributions from Anton Altaparmakov and
       Richard Russon.  It was ported to ntfs-3g by Erik Larsson.

AVAILABILITY
       ntfslabel is part of the ntfs-3g package and is available from:
       http://www.tuxera.com/community/

SEE ALSO
       mkntfs(8), ntfsprogs(8)

ntfs-3g 2015.3.14AR.1                      January 2012                              NTFSLABEL(8)

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