EDQUOTA(8) System Manager's Manual EDQUOTA(8)
edquota - edit user quotas
/usr/etc/edquota [ -p proto-user ] usernames...
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 disk 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.
The editor invoked is vi(1) unless the EDITOR environment variable
Only the super-user may edit quotas. (In order for quotas to be estab-
lished on a file system, the root directory of the file system must
contain a file, owned by root, called quotas. See quotaon(8) for
-p 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.
-t Edit the soft time limits for each file system. If the time
limits are zero, the default time limits in <<ufs/quota.h>> are
used. 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 one.
quotas quota file at the file system root
/etc/mtab mounted file systems
quota(1), vi(1), quotactl(2), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)
The format of the temporary file is inscrutable.
4th Berkeley Distribution 9 September 1987 EDQUOTA(8)