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EDQUOTA(8)							    EDQUOTA(8)



NAME
       edquota - edit user quotas

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION
       edquota	is  a quota editor.  One or more users or groups may be speci-
       fied on the command line.  If  a	 number	 is  given  in	the  place  of
       user/group  name it is threated as an UID/GID. 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.

OPTIONS
       -r     Edit also non-local quota use rpc.rquotad on  remote  server  to
	      set  quota.   This  option is available only if quota tools were
	      compiled with enabled support for setting quotas over RPC.   The
	      -n option is equivalent, and is maintained for backward compati-
	      bility.

       -u     Edit the user quota. This is the default.

       -g     Edit the group quota.

       -x     Always try to translate name to id, even if it  is  composed  of
	      only digits.

       -p protoname
	      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.

       -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
	      <linux/quota.h>  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', and 'days' are under-
	      stood. Time limits are printed in	 the  greatest	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 the same as
	      in -t option.

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 filesystems table

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



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