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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.

       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

       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)