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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 compatibility.

       -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

       -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)
              mounted filesystems table

SEE ALSO         top

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

COLOPHON         top

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