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edquota


SYNOPSIS

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

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

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


DESCRIPTION

       edquota  is  a quota editor.  One or more users or groups may be speci-
       fied on the command line.  If  a  number  is  given  in  the  place  of
       user/group  name  it is treated as an UID/GID. For each user or group a
       temporary file is created with an ASCII representation of  the  current
       disk quotas for that user or group 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 interpereted 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  pur-
       poses; 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

       -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 compati-
              bility.

       -m, --no-mixed-pathnames
              Currently, pathnames of NFSv4 mountpoints are sent without lead-
              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-resolve
              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 quota).

       -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  under-
              stood.  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 when softlimit is enforced.  Possi-
              ble values are 'unset' or number and unit. Units are the same as
              in -t option.


FILES

       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

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

                                                                    EDQUOTA(8)
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