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quotatool - manipulate filesystem quotas
quotatool [-u uid | -g gid] [-b | -i] [-r | -l NUM | -q NUM] [-nvR]
quotatool -u | -g -t TIME [-nv] filesystem
quotatool is a tool for manipulating filesystem quotas. Depending on
the commandline options given, it can set hard or soft limits on block
and inode usage, set and reset grace periods, for both users and (if
your system supports this) groups. The filesystem to set the quota on
is given as the first (and only) non-option element, and it is either
the block special file (i.e /dev/sda3) or the mount point (i.e. /home)
for the filesystem.
Set user quotas
Set group quotas
uid and gid are either the numerical ID of the user or group, or its
name in the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files.
-b Set block quotas [default]
-i Set inode quotas
The -b and -i options are persistent -- they stay in effect until they
-R Only raise quotas, never lower. Makes sure you don’t
accidentally lower quotas for a user/group.
Set the system-wide grace period to TIME. TIME consists of an
optional ’-’ or ’+’ character, a number, and optionally one of
the following modifiers: "seconds", "minutes", "hours", "days",
"weeks", or "months". Unique abbreviations (e.g. "s", "mo") are
also accepted. The default is "seconds"
-r Reset the grace period
-l NUM Set hard limit to NUM
-q NUM Set soft limit (quota) to NUM
NUM consists of an optional ’-’ or ’+’ character, a number, and
optionally one of the following modifiers: "MB", "kB", "bytes", or
"blocks". Unique abbreviations are also accepted. The default is
If +/- is supplied, the existing quota is increased or reduced by the
-d Dump quota info for user/group in a machine readable format:
|------- BLOCKS --------| |-------- FILES
uid/gid mountpoint current quota limit grace current quota limit
grace is the number of seconds from now until the grace time
ends. May be negative = time already passed. When quota is not
passed, grace is zero.
-n dry-run: show what would have been done but don’t change
anything. Use together with -v
-v Verbose output. Use twice or thrice for even more output
-h Print a usage message to stdout and exit successfully
-V Print version information to stdout and exit successfully
FILESYSTEMS / FORMATS
On Linux, quotatool works with both "old" and "new" + "generic" kernel-
quota formats and also has support for quotas on XFS.
quota.user , quota.group (linux)
quotas (solaris, ...)
Calling quotatool with more than one -v option will cause a segfault on
some systems. This will happen if vprintf (3) fails to check for NULL
arguments. GNU libc doesn’t have this problem, solaris libc does.
quota(1), quotactl(2), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8),
18 Apr 2002 QUOTATOOL(8)