Reading Volume Labels?

Gregory Nowak greg at
Mon Dec 9 15:49:03 EST 2002

I asked in the past if it is possible to read cd labels, and labels on vfat floppies, but have not seen an answer.
Hopefully, with more of us asking, someone will come forward with the answers.

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 12:54:30PM -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
> I think someone may have asked this before on this list but I never
> saw an answer so I am asking the same question.  Is it possible to
> read the volume label of a removable volume like a CDROM under linux.
> When burning CD ISO images, I am given the opportunity to enter a
> volume label.  It is immediately available under winblows exploder but
> I haven't seen a way to do likewise at the linux shell prompt.  It
> sure would be a handy way to quickly identify the contents of a CD.
> Any ideas?
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