EDQUOTA(8) System Manager's Manual EDQUOTA(8)
edquota - edit user quotas
edquota [ -p proto-user ] users...
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
Only the super-user may edit quotas.
quotas at the root of each file system with quotas
/etc/fstab to find file system names and locations
quota(1), quota(2), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)
Various messages about inaccessible files; self-explanatory.
The format of the temporary file is inscruitable.
4th Berkeley Distribution 18 July 1983 EDQUOTA(8)