resizepart(8) — Linux manual page


RESIZEPART(8)             System Administration            RESIZEPART(8)

NAME         top

       resizepart - tell the kernel about the new size of a partition

SYNOPSIS         top

       resizepart device partition length

DESCRIPTION         top

       resizepart tells the Linux kernel about the new size of the
       specified partition. The command is a simple wrapper around the
       "resize partition" ioctl.

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

PARAMETERS         top

           The disk device.

           The partition number.

           The new length of the partition (in 512-byte sectors).

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

       -V, --version
           Print version and exit.

SEE ALSO         top

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

REPORTING BUGS         top

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AVAILABILITY         top

       The resizepart command is part of the util-linux package which
       can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
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util-linux 2.39.594-1e0ad      2023-07-19                  RESIZEPART(8)