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SETQUOTA(8)							   SETQUOTA(8)


setquota - set disk quotas


setquota [ -r ] [ -u | -g ] [ -x ] [ -F quotaformat ] name block-soft- limit block-hardlimit inode-softlimit inode-hardlimit -a | filesys- tem... setquota [ -r ] [ -u | -g ] [ -x ] [ -F quotaformat ] [ -p protoname ] name -a | filesystem... setquota -b [ -r ] [ -u | -g ] [ -x ] [ -F quotaformat ] -a | filesys- tem... setquota -t [ -u | -g ] [ -x ] [ -F quotaformat ] block-grace inode- grace -a | filesystem... setquota -T [ -u | -g ] [ -x ] [ -F quotaformat ] name block-grace inode-grace -a | filesystem...


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. Note that if a number is given in the place of a user/group name it is threated as an UID/GID. -r Edit also remote quota use rpc.rquotad on remote server to set quota. This option is available only if quota tools were com- piled 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. -x Always try to translate name to id, even if it is composed of only digits. -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 quo- tas for several filesystems, invoke once for each filesystem. Only the super-user may edit quotas.


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


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

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