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GNU Parted
Parted is a program that allows you to create, destroy, resize, move, and copy hard disk partitions. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, and copying data to new hard disks. The program currently supports ext2, ext3, and FAT (FAT16 and FAT32) filesystems and Linux swap devices, and MS-DOS disk labels.

GNU Parted contains a library, libparted, and a command-line frontend, parted, which also serves as a sample implementation and script backend.


User guide, user reference manual, and API documentation included; User reference manual available from

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Download version 3.2 (stable)
released on 28 July 2014

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GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins1 June 2010

Leaders and contributors

Matt Wilson Contributor
David Cantrell Maintainer
Otavio Salvador Maintainer
Patrick Leslie Polzer Maintainer
Lennert Buytenhek Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Help,Support E-mail
Developer E-mail
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build libuild
Weak prerequisite GNU readline (which requires termcap or ncurses)
Required to build part of e2fsprogs

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 August 2014.


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