QUOTACHECK(8) System Manager's Manual QUOTACHECK(8)
quotacheck - file system quota consistency checker
/etc/quotacheck [ -v ] filesystem...
/etc/quotacheck [ -v ] -a
Quotacheck examines each file system, builds a table of current disc
usage, and compares this table against that stored in the disc quota
file for the file system. If any inconsistencies are detected, both
the quota file and the current system copy of the incorrect quotas are
updated (the latter only occurs if an active file system is checked).
If the -a flag is supplied in place of any file system names, quo-
tacheck will check all the file systems indicated in /etc/fstab to be
read-write with disc quotas.
Normally quotacheck reports only those quotas modified. If the -v
option is supplied, quotacheck will indicate the calculated disc quotas
for each user on a particular file system.
Quotacheck expects each file system to be checked to have a quota file
named quotas in the root directory. If none is present, quotacheck
will ignore the file system.
Quotacheck is normally run at boot time from the /etc/rc.local file,
see rc(8), before enabling disc quotas with quotaon(8).
Quotacheck accesses the raw device in calculating the actual disc usage
for each user. Thus, the file systems checked should be quiescent
while quotacheck is running.
/etc/fstab default file systems
quota(2), setquota(2), quotaon(8)
4th Berkeley Distribution 18 July 1983 QUOTACHECK(8)