EDQUOTA linux command manual

EDQUOTA(8)                                                         EDQUOTA(8)

       edquota - edit user quotas

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

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

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

       edquota  is a quota editor.  One or more users or groups may be speci-
       fied 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 limit.

       The current usage information in the file is  for  informational  pur-
       poses; 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 ini-
              tialize 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 operations 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
                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  great-
              est  possible  time unit such that the value is greater than or
              equal to one.

       -T     Edit time for the user/group when softlimit is enforced. Possi-
              ble  values  are  'unset' or number and unit. Units are same as
              used in -t option.

       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 filesystems table

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