NAME [Toc] [Back]
edquota - edit user disk quotas
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
/usr/sbin/edquota [-p proto-user] username...
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
The edquota command is the quota editor. One or more user names can
be specified on the command line. For each username, a temporary file
is created with a textual representation of the current disk quotas
for that user, and an editor is invoked on the file. The quotas can
then be modified, new quotas added, etc. Upon leaving the editor,
edquota reads the temporary file and modifies the binary quota files
to reflect the changes made.
The editor invoked is specified by the EDITOR environment variable.
It defaults to vi (see vi(1)).
In order for quotas to be established on a file system, the root
directory of the file system must contain a file named quotas. See
quota(5) for details.
Quotas can be established only for users whose user ID is less than
67,000,000. Attempts to establish quotas for other users will result
in an error message. This restriction will be removed in a future
version of HP-UX.
Only users who have appropriate privileges can edit quotas.
Options [Toc] [Back]
-p proto_user Duplicate the quotas of the user name proto_user for
each username. This is the normal mechanism used to
initialize quotas for groups of users.
-t Edit the time limits for each file system. Time limits
are set for file systems, not users. When a user
exceeds the soft limit for blocks or inodes on a file
system, a countdown timer is started and the user has
an amount of time equal to the time limit in which to
reduce usage to below the soft limit (the required
action is given by the quota command). If the time
limit expires before corrective action is taken, the
quota system enforces policy as if the hard limit had
been exceeded. The default time limit of 0 is
interpreted to mean the value in <sys/quota.h>, or one
week (7 days). Time units of sec(onds), min(utes),
hour(s), day(s), week(s), and month(s) are understood.
Time limits are printed in the greatest possible time
unit such that the value is greater than or equal to
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Temporary File Formats [Toc] [Back]
Here is an example of the temporary file created for editing user
block and inode quotas:
fs /mnt blocks (soft = 100, hard = 120) inodes (soft = 0, hard = 0)
fs / blocks (soft = 1000, hard = 1200) inodes (soft = 200, hard = 200)
Here is the format for editing quota time limits:
fs /mnt blocks time limit = 10.00 days, files time limit = 20.00 days
fs / blocks time limit = 0 (default), files time limit = 0 (default)
When editing (default) values, it is not necessary to remove the
(default) string. For example, to change the blocks time limit for /,
changing the 0 to 4 days is sufficient.
WARNINGS [Toc] [Back]
When establishing quotas for a user who has had none before, (for
either blocks or inodes), the quota statistics for that user do not
include any currently occupied file system resources. Therefore, it
is necessary to run quotacheck (see quotacheck(1M)) to collect
statistics for that user's current usage of that file system. See
quota(5) for a detailed discussion of this topic.
edquota will only edit quotas on local file systems.
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
edquota was developed by the University of California, Berkeley, and
by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
FILES [Toc] [Back]
/etc/fstab Static information about the file systems.
/etc/mnttab Mounted file system table
directory/quotas Quota statistics static storage for a file
system, where directory is the root of the
file system as specified to the mount command
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
vi(1), quota(1), quotacheck(1M), quotacheck_hfs(1M), quota(5).
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