E2LABEL linux command manual

E2LABEL(8)                                                         E2LABEL(8)



NAME
       e2label - Change the label on an ext2/ext3 filesystem

SYNOPSIS
       e2label device [ new-label ]

DESCRIPTION
       e2label  will  display  or  change  the  filesystem  label on the ext2
       filesystem located on device.

       If the optional argument new-label is not present, e2label will simply
       display the current filesystem label.

       If  the  optional argument new-label is present, then e2label will set
       the filesystem label to be new-label.  Ext2 filesystem labels  can  be
       at most 16 characters long; if new-label is longer than 16 characters,
       e2label will truncate it and print a warning message.

       It is also possible to set the filesystem label using the -L option of
       tune2fs(8).


AUTHOR
       e2label was written by Theodore Ts'o (tytso@mit.edu).

AVAILABILITY
       e2label  is  part  of  the  e2fsprogs  package  and  is available from
       http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net.

SEE ALSO
       mke2fs(8), tune2fs(8)




E2fsprogs version 1.35          February 2004                      E2LABEL(8)