Provided by: quota_3.16-2_i386 bug


       edquota - edit user quotas


       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 |


       edquota  is  a  quota  editor.   One  or  more  users  or groups may be
       specified 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.

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

       Only the super-user may edit quotas.


       -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, setquota will always
              send paths with a trailing 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, --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.

       -F, --format=format-name
              Edit quota  for  specified  format  (ie.  don’t  perform  format
              autodetection).   Possible  format  names are: vfsold (version 1
              quota), vfsv0 (version 2  quota),  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
              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  when  softlimit  is  enforced.
              Possible  values  are  ’unset’ or number and unit. Units are the
              same as in -t option.


       aquota.user or
                           quota file at the filesystem root (version 2 quota,
                           non-XFS filesystems)
       quota.user or
                           quota file at the filesystem root (version 1 quota,
                           non-XFS filesystems)
       /etc/mtab           mounted filesystems table


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