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GNU 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.


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

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released on 28 May 2010



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GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins1 June 2010

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

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

Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 July 2009.


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