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 a command-line frontend, parted, which can also be used in scripts.


Stable source releases are available on the main GNU download server (HTTPSHTTPFTP) and its mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.


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.

Source code

Parted uses Git as its source control system. You can browse the commits and source on the gitweb interface, and you can clone the repository using the following command:

git clone

Mailing lists

Parted has two mailing lists:

The main discussion list is parted-devel, and is used to discuss most aspects of Parted, including development and patches. Bug reports sent to <> are automatically added to the debbugs bug tracking system and the bug-parted mailing list. For help using the debbugs system see the debbugs page.

Announcements about Parted and most other GNU software are made on info-gnu mailing list.

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 parted-devel mailing list.

Test releases
Trying the latest test release (when available) is always appreciated. Test releases can be found on the GNU “alpha” server (HTTPSHTTPFTP) and its mirrors.
For development sources, bug and patch trackers, and other information, please see the Parted project page at
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.
Parted is currently being maintained by Phillip Susi and Brian C. Lane. Please use the mailing lists for contact.


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.