swaplabel(8) — Linux manual page


SWAPLABEL(8)              System Administration             SWAPLABEL(8)

NAME         top

       swaplabel - print or change the label or UUID of a swap area

SYNOPSIS         top

       swaplabel [-L label] [-U UUID] device

DESCRIPTION         top

       swaplabel will display or change the label or UUID of a swap
       partition located on device (or regular file).

       If the optional arguments -L and -U are not given, swaplabel will
       simply display the current swap-area label and UUID of device.

       If an optional argument is present, then swaplabel will change
       the appropriate value on device. These values can also be set
       during swap creation using mkswap(8). The swaplabel utility
       allows changing the label or UUID on an actively used swap

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --help
           Display help text and exit.

       -V, --version
           Print version and exit.

       -L, --label label
           Specify a new label for the device. Swap partition labels can
           be at most 16 characters long. If label is longer than 16
           characters, swaplabel will truncate it and print a warning

       -U, --uuid UUID
           Specify a new UUID for the device. The UUID must be in the
           standard 8-4-4-4-12 character format, such as is output by

ENVIRONMENT         top

           enables libblkid debug output.

AUTHORS         top

       swaplabel was written by Jason Borden <jborden@bluehost.com> and
       Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>.

SEE ALSO         top

       uuidgen(1), mkswap(8), swapon(8)

REPORTING BUGS         top

       For bug reports, use the issue tracker at

AVAILABILITY         top

       The swaplabel command is part of the util-linux package which can
       be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
       <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>. This page
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util-linux 2.41.devel-537-e... 2024-06-13                   SWAPLABEL(8)