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EDQUOTA(8)                 System Manager's Manual                EDQUOTA(8)

NAME         top

       edquota - edit user quotas

SYNOPSIS         top

       edquota [ -p protoname ] [ -u | -g | -P ] [ -rm ] [ -F format-name ]
       [ -f filesystem ] username | groupname | projectname...

       edquota [ -u | -g | -P ] [ -F format-name ] [ -f filesystem ] -t

       edquota [ -u | -g | -P ] [ -F format-name ] [ -f filesystem ] -T
       username | groupname | projectname...

DESCRIPTION         top

       edquota is a quota editor.  One or more users, groups, or projects
       may be specified on the command line. If a number is given in the
       place of user/group/project name it is treated as an UID/GID/Project
       ID. For each user, group, or project a temporary file is created with
       an ASCII representation of the current disk quotas for that user,
       group, or project 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.

       Block usage and limits are reported and interpreted as multiples of
       kibibyte (1024 bytes) blocks by default. Symbols K, M, G, and T can
       be appended to numeric value to express kibibytes, mebibytes,
       gibibytes, and tebibytes.

       Inode usage and limits are interpreted literally. Symbols k, m, g,
       and t can be appended to numeric value to express multiples of 10^3,
       10^6, 10^9, and 10^12 inodes.

       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 vi(1) unless either the EDITOR or the VISUAL
       environment variable specifies otherwise.

       Only the super-user may edit quotas.

OPTIONS         top

       -r, --remote
              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

       -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, edquota 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.

       -u, --user
              Edit the user quota. This is the default.

       -g, --group
              Edit the group quota.

       -P, --project
              Edit the project quota.

       -p, --prototype=protoname
              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.

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

       -F, --format=format-name
              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

       -t, --edit-period
              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.

       -T, --edit-times
              Edit time for the user/group/project when softlimit is
              enforced. Possible values are 'unset' or number and unit.
              Units are the same as in -t option.

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           mounted filesystems table

SEE ALSO         top

       quota(1), vi(1), quotactl(2), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8),

COLOPHON         top

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