edquota - edit user quotas
edquota [ -p protoname ] [ -u | -g ] [ -rm ] [ -F format-name ] [ -f
filesystem ] username...
edquota [ -u | -g ] [ -F format-name ] [ -f filesystem ] -t
edquota [ -u | -g ] [ -F format-name ] [ -f filesystem ] -T username |
edquota is a quota editor. One or more users or groups may be
specified on the command line. If a number is given in the place of
user/group name it is treated as an UID/GID. For each user or group a
temporary file is created with an ASCII representation of the current
disk quotas for that user or group and an editor is then invoked on the
file. The quotas may then be modified, new quotas added, etc. Setting
a quota to zero indicates that no quota should be imposed.
Users are permitted to exceed their soft limits for a grace period that
may be specified per filesystem. Once the grace period has expired,
the soft limit is enforced as a hard limit.
The current usage information in the file is for informational
purposes; only the hard and soft limits can be changed.
Upon leaving the editor, edquota reads the temporary file and modifies
the binary quota files to reflect the changes made.
The editor invoked is editor(1) unless either the EDITOR or the VISUAL
environment variable specifies otherwise.
Only the super-user may edit quotas.
Edit also non-local quota use rpc.rquotad on remote server to
set quota. This option is available only if quota tools were
compiled with enabled support for setting quotas over RPC. The
-n option is equivalent, and is maintained for backward
Currently, pathnames of NFSv4 mountpoints are sent without
leading slash in the path. rpc.rquotad uses this to recognize
NFSv4 mounts and properly prepend pseudoroot of NFS filesystem
to the path. If you specify this option, setquota will always
send paths with a trailing slash. This can be useful for legacy
reasons but be aware that quota over RPC will stop working if
you are using new rpc.rquotad.
Edit the user quota. This is the default.
Edit the group quota.
Duplicate the quotas of the prototypical user specified for each
user specified. This is the normal mechanism used to initialize
quotas for groups of users.
Edit quota for specified format (ie. don’t perform format
autodetection). Possible format names are: vfsold Original
quota format with 16-bit UIDs / GIDs, vfsv0 Quota format with
32-bit UIDs / GIDs, 64-bit space usage, 32-bit inode usage and
limits, vfsv1 Quota format with 64-bit quota limits and usage,
rpc (quota over NFS), xfs (quota on XFS filesystem)
-f, --filesystem filesystem
Perform specified operations only for given filesystem (default
is to perform operations for all filesystems with quota).
Edit the soft time limits for each filesystem. In old quota
format if the time limits are zero, the default time limits in
<linux/quota.h> are used. In new quota format time limits must
be specified (there is no default value set in kernel). Time
units of ’seconds’, ’minutes’, ’hours’, and ’days’ are
understood. Time limits are printed in the greatest possible
time unit such that the value is greater than or equal to one.
Edit time for the user/group when softlimit is enforced.
Possible values are ’unset’ or number and unit. Units are the
same as in -t option.
aquota.user or aquota.group
quota file at the filesystem root (version 2 quota,
quota.user or quota.group
quota file at the filesystem root (version 1 quota,
/etc/mtab mounted filesystems table
quota(1), editor(1), quotactl(2), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8),