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Not to be confused with GNU Parted, the backend behind GParted.
GParted
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GParted 0.3.5 running on Ubuntu 8.04
Developer(s) GParted developers
Initial release August 26, 2004; 9 years ago (2004-08-26)
Stable release 0.19.0-1 (11 June 2014; 49 days ago (2014-06-11)[1]) [±]
Written in C++ (gtkmm), C[2]
Operating system Linux
Type Partition editor
License GNU GPL
Website gparted.sourceforge.net

GParted is a GTK+ front-end to GNU Parted and the official GNOME Partition Editor application besides Disks.

It is used for creating, deleting, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the file systems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems (works with Windows Vista / 7 System & Data partitions), reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging).

Background[edit]

GParted uses libparted to detect and manipulate devices and partition tables while several (optional) file system tools provide support for file systems not included in libparted. These optional packages will be detected at runtime and do not require a rebuild of GParted.

GParted is written in C++ and uses gtkmm to interface with GTK+. The general approach is to keep the GUI as simple as possible and in conformity with the Human interface guidelines.[specify]

The GParted project provides a live operating system including GParted which can be written to a Live CD, a Live USB and other media.[3] The operating system is based on Debian GNU/Linux. GParted is also available on other GNU/Linux live CDs, including recent versions of Puppy, Knoppix and Parted Magic.

An alternative is disks.

Supported features[edit]

GParted supports the following operations on file systems (provided that all features were enabled at compile-time and all required tools are present on the system). The 'copy' field indicates whether GParted is capable of cloning the mentioned filesystem.[4]

Detect Read Create Grow Shrink Move Copy Check Label UUID
Btrfs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
crypt / LUKS Yes No No No No No No No No No
exFAT[5][6] Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No
ext2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ext3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ext4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FAT16 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FAT32 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HFS Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
HFS+ Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
JFS Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
swap Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
LVM2 PV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
NILFS2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
NTFS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reiser4 Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No
ReiserFS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UFS Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No
XFS Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Cloning with GParted[edit]

GParted is capable of cloning by using the mousing gesture of copy and paste. GParted is not capable of cloning an entire disk, but only one partition at-a-time. When GParted performs its cloning operation, the filesystem being copied should not already be in use. GParted clones partitions at the filesystem-level, and as a result is capable of cloning different target-size partitions for the same source -- as long as the size of the source filesystem does not exceed the size of the target partition.[7]

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