setquota(8) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

setquota - set disk quotas  

SYNOPSIS

setquota [ -r ] [ -u | -g ] [ -F quotaformat ] name block-softlimit block-hardlimit inode-softlimit inode-hardlimit -a | filesystem...

setquota [ -r ] [ -u | -g ] [ -F quotaformat ] [ -p protoname ] name -a | filesystem...

setquota -b [ -r ] [ -u | -g ] [ -F quotaformat ] -a | filesystem...

setquota -t [ -u | -g ] [ -F quotaformat ] block-grace inode-grace -a | filesystem...

setquota -T [ -u | -g ] [ -F quotaformat ] name block-grace inode-grace -a | filesystem...  

DESCRIPTION

setquota is a command line quota editor. The filesystem, user/group name and new quotas for this filesystem can be specified on the command line.
-r
Edit also remote 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.
-F quotaformat
Perform setting 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)
-u
Set user quotas for named user. This is the default.
-g
Set group quotas for named group.
-p protoname
Use quota settings of user or group protoname to set the quota for the named user or group.
-b
Read information to set from stdin (input format is name block-softlimit block-hardlimit inode-softlimit inode-hardlimit ).
-t
Set grace times for users/groups. Times block-grace and inode-grace are specified in seconds.
-T
Alter times for individual user/group when softlimit is enforced. Times block-grace and inode-grace are specified in seconds or can be string 'unset'.
-a
Go through all filesystems with quota in /etc/mtab and perform setting.

To disable a quota, set the coresponding parameter to 0. To change quotas for several filesystems, invoke once for each filesystem.

Only the super-user may edit quotas.  

FILES

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

SEE ALSO

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