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simple wrapper around the "resize partition" ioctl

see also : addpart - delpart - fdisk - parted - partprobe - partx


resizepart device partition length

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

This command doesn’t manipulate partitions on hard drive.


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



Specify the disk device.


Specify the partition number.


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

see also

addpart , delpart , fdisk , parted , partprobe , partx

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