QUOTATAB(5)                  File Formats Manual                 QUOTATAB(5)

NAME         top

       quotatab - Descriptions of devices with disk quotas

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       The quotatab file lists human descriptions of devices for the purpose
       of warnquota(8) notifications.

       Each line consists of a device path name followed by a colon and a
       description. White space, apostrophe, and double quote characters
       surrounding the names and descriptions will be stripped. The
       description field can encode a new-line as a pipe character.

       Empty lines or lines starting with a hash sign or a semicolon are

EXAMPLE         top

       # comment
       /dev/sda2: Home directories.|This becomes the second line.

FILES         top

       /etc/quotatab       list of device descriptions

SEE ALSO         top


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