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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for edquota (redhat section 8)

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

       edquota - edit user quotas

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

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

       edquota is a quota editor.  One or more users or groups may be specified  on  the  command
       line.   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 vi(1) unless either the EDITOR or the  VISUAL  environment  variable
       specifies otherwise.

       Only the super-user may edit quotas.

       -r     Edit  also  non-local  quota use rpc.rquotad on remote server to set quota.  The -n
	      option is equivalent, and is maintained for backward compatibility.

       -u     Edit the user quota. This is the default.

       -g     Edit the group quota.

       -p 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-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
	      Perform specified operations only for given filesystem (default is to perform oper-
	      ations for all filesystems with quota).

       -t     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, days, weeks, and months are understood. Time
	      limits are printed in the greatest possible  time  unit  such  that  the	value  is
	      greater than or equal to one.

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

       quota(1), vi(1), quotactl(2), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)


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