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EDQUOTA(8)                  System Manager's Manual                 EDQUOTA(8)



NAME
       edquota - edit user quotas

SYNOPSIS
       edquota [ -p proto-user ] users...

DESCRIPTION
       Edquota  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  ASCII
       representation  of  the current disc quotas for that user and an editor
       is then invoked on the file.  The quotas may then be modified, new quo-
       tas  added,  etc.  Upon leaving the editor, edquota reads the temporary
       file and modifies the binary quota files to reflect the changes made.

       If the -p option is specified, edquota will duplicate the quotas of the
       prototypical  user specified for each user specified.  This is the nor-
       mal mechanism used to initialize quotas for groups of users.

       The editor invoked is vi(1)  unless  the  environment  variable  EDITOR
       specifies otherwise.

       Only the super-user may edit quotas.

FILES
       quotas         at the root of each file system with quotas
       /etc/fstab     to find file system names and locations

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

DIAGNOSTICS
       Various messages about inaccessible files; self-explanatory.

BUGS
       The format of the temporary file is inscruitable.



4th Berkeley Distribution        18 July 1983                       EDQUOTA(8)