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BSD 2.11 - man page for quota (bsd section 2)

QUOTA(2)					 System Calls Manual					     QUOTA(2)

NAME
quota - manipulate disk quotas
SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/quota.h> quota(cmd, uid, arg, addr) int cmd, uid, arg; char *addr;
DESCRIPTION
The quota call manipulates disk quotas for file systems that have had quotas enabled with setquota(2). The cmd parameter indicates a command to be applied to the user ID uid. Arg is a command specific argument and addr is the address of an optional, command specific, data structure that is copied in or out of the system. The interpretation of arg and addr is given with each command below. Q_SETDLIM Set disc quota limits and current usage for the user with ID uid. Arg is a major-minor device indicat- ing a particular file system. Addr is a pointer to a struct dqblk structure (defined in <sys/quota.h>). This call is restricted to the super-user. Q_GETDLIM Get disc quota limits and current usage for the user with ID uid. The remaining parameters are as for Q_SETDLIM. Q_SETDUSE Set disc usage limits for the user with ID uid. Arg is a major-minor device indicating a particular file system. Addr is a pointer to a struct dqusage structure (defined in <sys/quota.h>). This call is restricted to the super-user. Q_SYNC Update the on-disc copy of quota usages. Arg is a major-minor device indicating the file system to be sync'ed. If the arg parameter is specified as NODEV, all file systems that have disc quotas will be sync'ed. The uid and addr parameters are ignored. Q_SETUID Change the calling process's quota limits to those of the user with ID uid. The arg and addr parame- ters are ignored. This call is restricted to the super-user. Q_SETWARN Alter the disc usage warning limits for the user with ID uid. Arg is a major-minor device indicating a particular file system. Addr is a pointer to a struct dqwarn structure (defined in <sys/quota.h>). This call is restricted to the super-user. Q_DOWARN Warn the user with user ID uid about excessive disc usage. This call causes the system to check its current disc usage information and print a message on the terminal of the caller for each file system on which the user is over quota. If the user is under quota, his warning count is reset to MAX_*_WARN (defined in <sys/quota.h>). If the arg parameter is specified as NODEV, all file systems that have disc quotas will be checked. Otherwise, arg indicates a specific major-minor device to be checked. This call is restricted to the super-user.
RETURN VALUE
A successful call returns 0, otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno indicates the reason for the failure.
ERRORS
A quota call will fail when one of the following occurs: [EINVAL] The kernel has not been compiled with the QUOTA option. [EINVAL] Cmd is invalid. [ESRCH] No disc quota is found for the indicated user. [EPERM] The call is priviledged and the caller was not the super-user. [ENODEV] The arg parameter is being interpreted as a major-minor device and it indicates an unmounted file system. [EFAULT] An invalid addr is supplied; the associated structure could not be copied in or out of the ker- nel. [EUSERS] The quota table is full.
SEE ALSO
setquota(2), quotaon(8), quotacheck(8)
BUGS
There should be some way to integrate this call with the resource limit interface provided by setrlimit(2) and getrlimit(2). The Australian spelling of disk is used throughout the quota facilities in honor of the implementors. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 15, 1986 QUOTA(2)


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