*BASH User Commands Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS Server coreutils
GNU/Linux
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NAME
       partx - telling the kernel about presence and numbering of on-disk par-
       titions.

SYNOPSIS
       partx [-a|-d|-l] [--type TYPE] [--nr M-N] [partition] disk

DESCRIPTION
       Given a block device ( disk ) and a partition table type , try to parse
       the  partition  table,  and list the contents. Optionally add or remove
       partitions.

       This is not an fdisk - adding and removing partitions is not  a  change
       of  the  disk, but just telling the kernel about presence and numbering
       of on-disk partitions.


OPTIONS
       -a     add specified partitions or read disk and add all partitions

       -d     delete specified or all partitions

       -l     list partitions. Note that the all numbers are in 512-byte  sec-
              tors.

       --type TYPE
              Specify  the  partition  type  -- dos, bsd, solaris, unixware or
              gpt.

       --nr M-N
              Specify the range of partitions (e.g --nr 2-4).


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


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



                                  11 Jan 2007                         PARTX(8)