LABEL Truncates Multiple Spaces in Disk Label (96936)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q96936


The LABEL command converts multiple spaces to a single space when you specify the label on the command line. If you do not specify a label on the command line, but instead wait until prompted, multiple spaces are preserved. The following examples list the commands and resulting labels:
   Command                     Resulting Label
   label a: disk     1         DISK 1
   label a: <ENTER>
   disk     1                  DISK     1


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS versions 6.0, 6.2, and 6.21. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB96936