delpart - Man Page

tell the kernel to forget about a partition

Examples (TL;DR)


delpart device partition


delpart asks the Linux kernel to forget about the specified partition (a number) on the specified device. The command is a simple wrapper around the "del partition" ioctl.

This command doesn’t manipulate partitions on a block device.


-h,  --help

Display help text and exit.

-V,  --version

Print version and exit.

See Also

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

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The delpart command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive.

Referenced By

addpart(8), partx(8), resizepart(8).

2023-06-14 util-linux 2.39.2 System Administration