delpart(8) — Linux manual page


DELPART(8)                System Administration               DELPART(8)

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.

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --help
           Display help text and exit.

       -V, --version
           Print version and exit.

SEE ALSO         top

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

REPORTING BUGS         top

       For bug reports, use the issue tracker at

AVAILABILITY         top

       The delpart command is part of the util-linux package which can
       be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
       <>. This page
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util-linux 2.39.594-1e0ad      2023-07-19                     DELPART(8)

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