*BASH User Commands Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS Server coreutils
GNU/Linux
SETQUOTA(8)                                                        SETQUOTA(8)



NAME
       setquota - set disk quotas

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

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

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

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

       setquota -T [ -m ] [ -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.  Note that if a number is given in the place of a user/group name
       it is treated as an UID/GID.

       -r, --remote
              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.

       -m, --no-mixed-pathnames
              Currently, pathnames of NFSv4 mountpoints are sent without lead-
              ing slash in the path.  rpc.rquotad uses this to recognize NFSv4
              mounts and properly prepend pseudoroot of NFS filesystem to  the
              path.  If  you  specify  this  option, setquota will always send
              paths with a trailing slash. This can be useful for legacy  rea-
              sons  but  be aware that quota over RPC will stop working if you
              are using new rpc.rquotad.

       -F, --format=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, --user
              Set user quotas for named user. This is the default.

       -g, --group
              Set group quotas for named group.

       -p, --prototype=protoname
              Use  quota  settings of user or group protoname to set the quota
              for the named user or group.

       -b, --batch
              Read information to set from stdin (input format is name  block-
              softlimit  block-hardlimit  inode-softlimit  inode-hardlimit  ).
              Empty lines and lines starting with # are ignored.

       -c, --continue-batch
              If parsing of an input line in batch mode fails,  continue  with
              processing the next line.

       -t, --edit-period
              Set  grace  times for users/groups. Times block-grace and inode-
              grace are specified in seconds.

       -T, --edit-times
              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, --all
              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.

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)



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