Manual page for EDQUOTA(8)
edquota - edit user quotas
is a quota editor. One or more users may be specified on the command
line. For each user a temporary file is created with an
representation of the current disk quotas for that user and an editor
is then invoked on the file. The quotas may then be modified, new
quotas added, etc. Upon leaving the editor,
reads the temporary file and modifies the binary quota files to reflect
the changes made.
The editor invoked is
environment variable specifies otherwise.
Only the super-user may edit quotas. (In order for quotas to be
established on a file system, the root
directory of the file system must
contain a file, owned by root, called
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 the soft time limits for each file system.
If the time limits are zero, the default time limits in
Time units of sec(onds), min(utes), hour(s), day(s), week(s), and month(s)
Time limits are printed in the greatest possible time unit such that
the value is greater than or equal to one.
quota file at the file system root
mounted file systems
The format of the temporary file is inscrutable.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97