E2LABEL(8)                 System Manager's Manual                E2LABEL(8)

NAME         top

       e2label - Change the label on an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem

SYNOPSIS         top

       e2label device [ volume-label ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       e2label will display or change the volume label on the ext2, ext3, or
       ext4 filesystem located on device.

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

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

       It is also possible to set the volume label using the -L option of

AUTHOR         top

       e2label was written by Theodore Ts'o (

AVAILABILITY         top

       e2label is part of the e2fsprogs package and is available from

SEE ALSO         top

       mke2fs(8), tune2fs(8)

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E2fsprogs version 1.44.4         August 2018                      E2LABEL(8)

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