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QUOTAON(8)                BSD System Manager's Manual               QUOTAON(8)

NAME
     quotaon, quotaoff -- turn filesystem quotas on and off

SYNOPSIS
     quotaon [-g] [-u] [-v] filesystem ...
     quotaon [-g] [-u] [-v] -a
     quotaoff [-g] [-u] [-v] filesystem ...
     quotaoff [-g] [-u] [-v] -a

DESCRIPTION
     Quotaon announces to the system that disk quotas should be enabled on one
     or more filesystems.  Quotaoff announces to the system that the specified
     filesystems should have disk quotas turned off.  The filesystem must be
     mounted and it must have the appropriate mount option file located at its
     root, the .quota.ops.user file for user quota configuration, and the
     .quota.ops.group file for group quota configuration.  Quotaon also
     expects each filesystem to have the appropriate quota data files located
     at its root, the .quota.user file for user data, and the .quota.group
     file for group data.  These filenames and their root location cannot be
     overridden.  By default, quotaon will attempt to enable both user and
     group quotas.  By default, quotaoff will disable both user and group quo-
     tas.

     Available options:

     -a      If the -a flag is supplied in place of any filesystem names,
             quotaon/quotaoff will enable/disable any filesystems with an
             existing mount option file at its root.  The mount option file
             specifies the types of quotas that are to be configured.

     -g      Only group quotas will be enabled/disabled.  The mount option
             file, .quota.ops.group, must exist at the root of the filesystem.

     -u      Only user quotas will be enabled/disabled.  The mount option
             file, .quota.ops.user, must exist at the root of the filesystem.

     -v      Causes quotaon and quotaoff to print a message for each filesys-
             tem where quotas are turned on or off.

     Specifying both -g and -u is equivalent to the default.

     Quotas for both users and groups will automatically be turned on at
     filesystem mount if the appropriate mount option file and binary data
     file is in place at its root.

FILES
     Each of the following quota files is located at the root of the mounted
     filesystem.  The mount option files are empty files whose existence indi-
     cates that quotas are to be enabled for that filesystem.

     .quota.user       data file containing user quotas
     .quota.group      data file containing group quotas
     .quota.ops.user   mount option file used to enable user quotas
     .quota.ops.group  mount option file used to enable group quotas

SEE ALSO
     quota(1), quotactl(2), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), repquota(8)

HISTORY
     The quotaon command appeared in 4.2BSD.

4.2 Berkeley Distribution      October 17, 2002      4.2 Berkeley Distribution