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NAME

       GNU cfdisk - a curses-based partition table manipulation program

SYNOPSIS

       cfdisk [options] [device]

DESCRIPTION

       cfdisk  is  a  disk partition manipulation program, which allows you to
       create, destroy, resize, move and copy partitions on a hard drive using
       a  simple  menu-driven  interface. It is useful for organising the disk
       space on a new drive, reorganising an old drive, creating space for new
       operating  systems,  and  copying data to new hard disks. For a list of
       the supported partition types, see  the  --list-partition-types  option
       below.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              displays a help message.

       -v, --version
              displays the program’s version.

       -a, --arrow-cursor
              use  an  arrow cursor, instead of reverse video highlighting, in
              case your terminal doesn’t support it.

       -z, --new-table
              create a new partition table on the disk. This is useful if  you
              want  to  change the partition table type or want to repartition
              you entire drive. Note that this does not delete the  old  table
              on the disk until you commit the changes.

       -u, --units=UNIT
              sets the default display units to UNIT. A list of possible units
              is given below.

       -t, --list-partition-types
              displays a list of supported partition types and features.

UNITS

       You can choose in what  unit  cfdisk  should  display  quantities  like
       partition   sizes.  You  can  choose  from  sectors,  percents,  bytes,
       kilobytes, etc. Note that one kilobyte is equal to 1,000 bytes, as this
       is   consistent  with  the  SI  prefixes  and  is  used  by  hard  disk
       manufacturers. If you prefer to see the  sizes  in  units  with  binary
       prefixes,  you  should  instead select one kilo binary byte (kibibyte),
       which is equal to 1,024 bytes. Whatever display unit you  have  chosen,
       you  can  always  enter  the quantities in the unit of your choice, for
       example 1000000B or 1000kB.

       compact
              display each size in the most suitable unit from B, kB,  MB,  GB
              and TB.

       B      one byte

       kB     one kilobyte (1,000 bytes)

       MB     one megabyte (1,000,000 bytes)

       GB     one gigabyte (1,000,000,000 bytes)

       TB     one terabyte (1,000,000,000,000 bytes)

       KiB    one kilo binary byte (1,024 bytes)

       MiB    one mega binary byte (1,048,576 bytes)

       GiB    one giga binary byte (1,073,741,824 bytes)

       TiB    one tera binary byte (1,099,511,627,776 bytes)

       s      one  sector.  It depends on the sector size of the disk. You can
              use it if you want to see or choose the exact size in sectors.

       %      one percent from the size of the disk

       cyl    one cylinder. It depends on the cylinder size.

       chs    use CHS display units.

BUGS

       There are no known bugs. We are in early stages for development, so  be
       careful.

SEE ALSO

       fdisk(8),  mkfs(8), parted(8) The cfdisk program is fully documented in
       the info(1) format GNU cfdisk User Manual manual.