PARTPROBE(8)                  GNU Parted Manual                 PARTPROBE(8)

NAME         top

       partprobe - inform the OS of partition table changes

SYNOPSIS         top

       partprobe [-d] [-s] [devices...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       This manual page documents briefly the partprobe command.

       partprobe is a program that informs the operating system kernel of
       partition table changes.

OPTIONS         top

       This program uses short UNIX style options.

       -d, --dry-run
              Don't update the kernel.

       -s, --summary
              Show a summary of devices and their partitions.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -v, --version
              Show version of program.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report bugs to <>

SEE ALSO         top


AUTHOR         top

       This manual page was written by Timshel Knoll <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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parted                         March 18, 2002                   PARTPROBE(8)