quota(1) — Linux manual page


QUOTA(1)                   General Commands Manual                  QUOTA(1)

NAME         top

       quota - display disk usage and limits

SYNOPSIS         top

       quota [ -F format-name ] [ -guqvswi ] [ -l | [ -QAm ]]
       quota [ -F format-name ] [ -qvswi ] [ -l | [ -QAm ]] -u user...
       quota [ -F format-name ] [ -qvswi ] [ -l | [ -QAm ]] -g group...
       quota [ -F format-name ] [ -qvswi ] [ -l | [ -QAm ]] -P project...
       quota [ -F format-name ] [ -qvswugQm ] -f filesystem...

DESCRIPTION         top

       quota displays users' disk usage and limits.  By default only the
       user quotas are printed. By default space usage and limits are shown
       in kbytes (and are named blocks for historical reasons).

       quota reports the quotas of all the filesystems listed in /etc/mtab.
       For filesystems that are NFS-mounted a call to the rpc.rquotad on the
       server machine is performed to get the information.

OPTIONS         top

       -F, --format=format-name
              Show 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)

       -g, --group
              Print group quotas for the group of which the user is a
              member.  The optional group argument(s) restricts the display
              to the specified group(s).

       -u, --user
              flag is equivalent to the default.

       -P, --project
              Print project quotas for the specified project.

       -v, --verbose
              will display quotas on filesystems where no storage is

       -s, --human-readable[=units]
              option will make quota(1) try to choose units for showing
              limits, used space and used inodes. Units can be also
              specified explicitely by an optional argument in format [ kgt
              ],[ kgt ] where the first character specifies space units and
              the second character specifies inode units.

              Always try to translate user / group name to uid / gid even if
              the name is composed of digits only.

       -p, --raw-grace
              When user is in grace period, report time in seconds since
              epoch when his grace time runs out (or has run out). Field is
              '0' when no grace time is in effect.  This is especially
              useful when parsing output by a script.

       -i, --no-autofs
              ignore mountpoints mounted by automounter

       -l, --local-only
              report quotas only on local filesystems (ie. ignore NFS
              mounted filesystems).

       -A, --all-nfs
              report quotas for all NFS filesystems even if they report to
              be on the same device.

       -f, --filesystem-list
              report quotas only for filesystems specified on command line.

       -m, --no-mixed-pathnames
              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, quota will always
              send paths with a leading 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.

       -q, --quiet
              Print a more terse message, containing only information on
              filesystems where usage is over quota.

       -Q, --quiet-refuse
              Do not print error message if connection to rpc.rquotad is
              refused (usually this happens when rpc.rquotad is not running
              on the server).

       -w, --no-wrap
              Do not wrap the line if the device name is too long. This can
              be useful when parsing the output of quota(1) by a script.

              Show also mount point as a filesystem identification.

              Do not show device name in a filesystem identification.

       Specifying both -g and -u displays both the user quotas and the group
       quotas (for the user).

       Only the super-user may use the -u flag and the optional user
       argument to view the limits of other users. Also viewing of project
       quota usage and limits is limited to super-user only.  Non-super-
       users can use the -g flag and optional group argument to view only
       the limits of groups of which they are members.

       The -q flag takes precedence over the -v flag.

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       If quota exits with a non-zero status, one or more filesystems are
       over quota.

FILES         top

       aquota.user  or  aquota.group
                           quota file at the filesystem root (version 2
                           quota, non-XFS filesystems)
       quota.user  or  quota.group
                           quota file at the filesystem root (version 1
                           quota, non-XFS filesystems)
       /etc/mtab           default filesystems

SEE ALSO         top

       quotactl(2), fstab(5), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8),
       quota_nld(8), repquota(8), warnquota(8), setquota(8)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the quota (Linux Diskquota Tools) project.
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       ⟨git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/quota/quota-tools.git⟩ on
       2020-09-18.  (At that time, the date of the most recent commit that
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