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GNU Parted
Manipulates disk partitions

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

Related Projects

  • Gparted


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License:GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins1 June 2010

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Debian (Ref)
Savannah (Ref)
Bug Tracking,Help,

Software prerequisites

Required to buildlibuild
Weak prerequisiteGNU readline (which requires termcap or ncurses)
Required to buildpart of e2fsprogs

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.


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