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Manual Reference Pages  -  PARTX (8)

NAME

partx - telling the kernel about presence and numbering of on-disk partitions.

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
See Also
Availability

SYNOPSIS

partx [-a|-d|-l] [--type TYPE] [--nr M-N] [partition] disk

DESCRIPTION

Given a block device ( disk ) and a partition table type , try to parse the partition table, and list the contents. Optionally add or remove partitions.

This is not an fdisk - adding and removing partitions is not a change of the disk, but just telling the kernel about presence and numbering of on-disk partitions.

OPTIONS

-a add specified partitions or read disk and add all partitions
-d delete specified or all partitions
-l list partitions. Note that the all numbers are in 512-byte sectors.
--type TYPE
  Specify the partition type -- dos, bsd, solaris, unixware or gpt.
--nr M-N
  Specify the range of partitions (e.g --nr 2-4).

SEE ALSO

addpart(8), delpart(8), fdisk(8), parted(8), partprobe(8)

AVAILABILITY

The partx command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.
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