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PARTX

PARTX

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: 11 Jan 2007
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NAME

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

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/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
AVAILABILITY

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