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       smbcquotas - Set or get QUOTAs of NTFS 5 shares


       smbcquotas  {//server/share}  [-uuser]  [-L] [-F] [-SQUOTA_SET_COMMAND]
        [-n]  [-t]  [-v]   [-ddebuglevel]   [-sconfigfile]   [-llogdir]   [-V]
        [-Uusername] [-N] [-k] [-A]


       This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.

       The smbcquotas program manipulates NT Quotas on SMB file shares.


       The following options are available to the smbcquotas program.

       -u user
          Specifies the user of whom the quotas are get or set. By default the
          current user’s username will be used.

          Lists all quota records of the share.

          Show the share quota status and default limits.

          This command sets/modifies quotas  for  a  user  or  on  the  share,
          depending  on  the  QUOTA_SET_COMMAND  parameter  which is described

          This option displays all QUOTA information in  numeric  format.  The
          default  is  to convert SIDs to names and QUOTA limits to a readable
          string format.

          Don’t actually do anything, only validate  the  correctness  of  the

          Be verbose.

          Print a summary of command line options.

          Prints the program version number.

       -s <configuration file>
          The  file  specified  contains the configuration details required by
          the server. The information in this  file  includes  server-specific
          information   such  as  what  printcap  file  to  use,  as  well  as
          descriptions of all the services that the server is to provide.  See
          smb.conf  for  more information. The default configuration file name
          is determined at compile time.

          level is an integer  from  0  to  10.  The  default  value  if  this
          parameter is not specified is zero.

          The  higher  this  value,  the more detail will be logged to the log
          files about the activities of the server. At level 0, only  critical
          errors  and serious warnings will be logged. Level 1 is a reasonable
          level for day-to-day running  -  it  generates  a  small  amount  of
          information about operations carried out.

          Levels  above  1 will generate considerable amounts of log data, and
          should only be used when investigating a problem. Levels above 3 are
          designed for use only by developers and generate HUGE amounts of log
          data, most of which is extremely cryptic.

          Note that specifying this parameter here will override the

          parameter in the smb.conf file.

          Base directory name for log/debug files. The  extension  ".progname"
          will  be  appended  (e.g.  log.smbclient, log.smbd, etc...). The log
          file is never removed by the client.

          If specified, this parameter suppresses the normal  password  prompt
          from the client to the user. This is useful when accessing a service
          that does not require a password.

          Unless a password is specified on the command line or this parameter
          is specified, the client will request a password.

          If  a  password  is specified on the command line and this option is
          also defined the password on  the  command  line  will  be  silently
          ingnored and no password will be used.

          Try  to  authenticate  with  kerberos.  Only  useful  in  an  Active
          Directory environment.

          This option allows you to specify a file  from  which  to  read  the
          username and password used in the connection. The format of the file

          username = <value>
          password = <value>
          domain   = <value>

          Make certain that the permissions on the file restrict  access  from
          unwanted users.

          Sets the SMB username or username and password.

          If %password is not specified, the user will be prompted. The client
          will first check the USER environment  variable,  then  the  LOGNAME
          variable  and  if  either exists, the string is uppercased. If these
          environmental variables are not found, the username GUEST is used.

          A third option is to use  a  credentials  file  which  contains  the
          plaintext  of  the  username  and  password.  This  option is mainly
          provided for scripts where the admin  does  not  wish  to  pass  the
          credentials  on  the  command  line or via environment variables. If
          this method is used, make certain that the permissions on  the  file
          restrict access from unwanted users. See the -A for more details.

          Be  cautious  about  including  passwords  in scripts. Also, on many
          systems the command line of a running process may be seen via the ps
          command.  To be safe always allow rpcclient to prompt for a password
          and type it in directly.


       The format of an the QUOTA_SET_COMMAND is an operation name followed by
       a set of parameters specific to that operation.

       To  set  user  quotas  for  the user specified by -u or for the current


       To set the default quotas for a share:


       To change the share quota settings:


       All limits are specified as a number of bytes.


       The smbcquotas program sets the exit status depending on the success or
       otherwise  of  the  operations performed. The exit status may be one of
       the following values.

       If the operation succeeded, smbcquotas returns an exit status of 0.  If
       smbcquotas  couldn’t connect to the specified server, or when there was
       an error getting or setting the  quota(s),  an  exit  status  of  1  is
       returned.  If there was an error parsing any command line arguments, an
       exit status of 2 is returned.


       This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.


       The original Samba software  and  related  utilities  were  created  by
       Andrew  Tridgell.  Samba  is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open
       Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.

       smbcquotas was written by Stefan Metzmacher.