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edquota(8) [bsd man page]

EDQUOTA(8)						      System Manager's Manual							EDQUOTA(8)

NAME
edquota - edit user quotas SYNOPSIS
edquota [ -p proto-user ] users... DESCRIPTION
Edquota is a quota editor. One or more users may be specified on the command line. For each user a temporary file is created with an ASCII representation of the current disc quotas for that user and an editor is then invoked on the file. The quotas may then be modified, new quotas added, etc. Upon leaving the editor, edquota reads the temporary file and modifies the binary quota files to reflect the changes made. If the -p option is specified, edquota will 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. The editor invoked is vi(1) unless the environment variable EDITOR specifies otherwise. Only the super-user may edit quotas. FILES
quotas at the root of each file system with quotas /etc/fstab to find file system names and locations SEE ALSO
quota(1), quota(2), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8) DIAGNOSTICS
Various messages about inaccessible files; self-explanatory. BUGS
The format of the temporary file is inscrutable. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 19, 1986 EDQUOTA(8)

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edquota(8)						      System Manager's Manual							edquota(8)

Name
       edquota - edit user quotas

Syntax
       edquota [ -p proto-user ] users...

Description
       The  command  is  a quota editor.  You can specify one or more users on the command line.  For each user, creates  a temporary file with an
       ASCII representation of the current disc quotas for that user and an editor is then invoked on the file.  You can then modify  the  quotas,
       add new quotas, and so forth.  Upon leaving the editor, reads the temporary file and modifies the binary quota files to reflect the changes
       made.

       If a valid quota file does not exist, refers the user to The user then has the option of either supplying the command  which  automatically
       creates the necessary quota file, or creating an empty quota file by various other means.

       If  the	option	is specified, duplicates for each user, the quotas of the prototypical user specified. This is the usual mechanism used to
       initialize quotas for groups of users.

       The editor invoked is unless the environment variable EDITOR specifies otherwise.

       Only the superuser can edit quotas.

Diagnostics
       Various messages about inaccessible files. Other messages are self-explanatory.

Files
       quotas	      At the root of each file system with quotas

       Used to find file system names and locations

See Also
       quota(1), quota(2), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)
       ``Disk Quotas in a UNIX Environment,'' ULTRIX Supplementary Documents, Volume 3: System Manager

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