addpart (8) manual page

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Name

addpart - simple wrapper around the “add partition” ioctl

Synopsis

addpart device partition start length

Description

addpart is a program that informs the Linux kernel of new partition.

This command doesn’t manipulate with partitions on hard drive.

Parameters

device Specify the disk device.

partition
Specify the partition number.

start Specify the begin of the partition (in bytes).

length Specify the length of the partition (in bytes).

See Also

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

Availability

The addpart command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.


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