|Stable release||3.1 / 2 March 2012|
|Operating system||Linux, GNU Hurd|
|License||GNU General Public License (version 3 or later)|
GNU Parted (the name being the conjunction of the two words PARTition and EDitor) is a free partition editor, used for creating and destroying partitions. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganising hard disk usage, copying data between hard disks, and disk imaging. It was written by Andrew Clausen and Lennert Buytenhek.
GParted and KDE Partition Manager are graphical programs using the parted libraries. They are adapted for GNOME and KDE respectively; two major desktop environments for Unix-like installations. They are often included as utilities on many live CD distributions to make partitioning easier. QtParted was another graphical front-end based on Qt that is no longer being actively maintained.
Parted previously had support for operating on filesystems within partitions (creating, moving, resizing, copying). This support was removed in version 3.0.