Given the partition device file /dev/sdh1, I need to find out the label of this device.

dmesg doesn't mention its label while GParted reveals that it is called H2N_SD:

gparted info about /dev/sdh

I need to build a way to be able to run something similar to

$ partlabel /dev/sdh1

This question is nearly the opposite of getting device name & mount point from label.

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Use blkid:

$ blkid -s LABEL -o value /dev/sdh1
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    Or lsblk -no label /dev/sdh1... Nov 8, 2015 at 10:51

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