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
       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

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

              report quotas only for filesystem path.  This option can
              be specified multiple types and quota will be reported for
              each specified filesystem. Unlike command line option -f
              remaining command like arguments are still treated as user
              / group / project names to report.

       -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

       -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

              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)
              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

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