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

NAME         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

       e2label device [ new-label ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       e2label will display or change the filesystem label on the ext2,
       ext3, or ext4 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         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 1.43.3       September 2016                     E2LABEL(8)