partprobe — inform the OS of partition table changes


partprobe [-d] [-s] [devices...]


This manual page documents briefly the partprobe command.

partprobe is a program that informs the operating system kernel of partition table changes.


This program uses short UNIX style options.

-d, --dry-run

Don't update the kernel.

-s, --summary

Show a summary of devices and their partitions.

-h, --help

Show summary of options.

-v, --version

Show version of program.

Reporting Bugs

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See Also



This manual page was written by Timshel Knoll <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Referenced By

addpart(8), cfdisk(8), delpart(8), partx(8), resizepart(8), sfdisk(8).

March 18, 2002 GNU Parted Manual