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       edquota - edit user quotas


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

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

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


       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

       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 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 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.

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


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