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
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.
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.
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)
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)