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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.