# kiwi image resize¶

## SYNOPSIS¶

kiwi [global options] service <command> [<args>]

kiwi image resize -h | --help
kiwi image resize --target-dir=<directory> --size=<size>
[--root=<directory>]
kiwi image resize help


## DESCRIPTION¶

For disk based images, allow to resize the image to a new disk geometry. The additional space is free and not in use by the image. In order to make use of the additional free space a repartition process is required like it is provided by kiwi’s oem boot code. Therefore the resize operation is useful for oem image builds most of the time.

## OPTIONS¶

 --root= The path to the root directory, if not specified kiwi searches the root directory in build/image-root below the specified target directory --size= New size of the image. The value is either a size in bytes or can be specified with m=MB or g=GB. Example: 20g --target-dir= Directory containing the kiwi build results