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NAME         top

       delpart - tell the kernel to forget about a partition

SYNOPSIS         top

       delpart device partition

DESCRIPTION         top

       delpart asks the Linux kernel to forget about the specified partition
       (a number) on the specified device.  The command is a simple wrapper
       around the "del partition" ioctl.

       This command doesn't manipulate partitions on a block device.

SEE ALSO         top

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

AVAILABILITY         top

       The delpart command is part of the util-linux package and is
       available from

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util-linux                      January 2015                      DELPART(8)

Pages that refer to this page: addpart(8)partx(8)resizepart(8)