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GNU Parted

GNU Parted manipulates partition tables. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data on hard disks and disk imaging. The package contains a library, libparted, as well as well as a command-line frontend, parted, which can also be used in scripts.

Downloading Parted

Parted can be found on the main GNU ftp server: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted/ (via HTTP) and ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted/ (via FTP). It can also be found on the GNU mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.

Documentation

Documentation for Parted is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software. You may also find more information about Parted by running info parted or man parted, or by looking at /usr/doc/parted/, /usr/local/doc/parted/, or similar directories on your system. A brief summary is available by running parted --help.

Mailing lists

Parted has two mailing lists: <parted-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org> and <bug-parted@gnu.org>.

The main discussion list is <bug-parted@gnu.org>, and is used to discuss most aspects of Parted, including development and enhancement requests, as well as bug reports.

Announcements about Parted and most other GNU software are made on <info-gnu@gnu.org>.

To subscribe to these or any GNU mailing lists, please send an empty mail with a Subject: header of just subscribe to the relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to the GNU announcement list, you would send mail to <info-gnu-request@gnu.org>. Or you can use the mailing list web interface.

Getting involved

Development of Parted, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing list (see above).

Test releases
Trying the latest test release (when available) is always appreciated. Test releases of Parted can be found at http://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/parted/ (via HTTP) and ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/parted/ (via FTP).
Development
For development sources, bug and patch trackers, and other information, please see the Parted project page at savannah.gnu.org.
Translating Parted
To translate Parted's messages into other languages, please see the Translation Project page for Parted. If you have a new translation of the message strings, or updates to the existing strings, please have the changes made in this repository. Only translations from this site will be incorporated into Parted. For more information, see the Translation Project.
Maintainer
Parted is currently being maintained by Jim Meyering and Otavio Salvador. Please use the mailing lists for contact.

Licensing

Parted is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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