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Name

quota - display disk usage and limits

Synopsis

quota [ -F format-name ] [ -guvsil | q ] quota [ -F format-name ] [ -uvsil | q ] user... quota [ -F format-name ] [ -gvsil | q ] group...

Description

quota displays users’ disk usage and limits. By default only the user quotas are printed.

quota reports the quotas of all the filesystems listed in /etc/mtab. For filesystems that are NFS-mounted a call to the rpc.rquotad on the server machine is performed to get the information.

Options

-F format-name
Show quota for specified format (ie. don’t perform format autodetection). Possible format names are: vfsold (version 1 quota), vfsv0 (version 2 quota), rpc (quota over NFS), xfs (quota on XFS filesystem)

-g
Print group quotas for the group of which the user is a member. The optional group argument(s) restricts the display to the specified group(s).

-u
flag is equivalent to the default.

-v
will display quotas on filesystems where no storage is allocated.

-s
option will make quota(1) try to choose units for showing limits, used space and used inodes.

-i
ignore mountpoints mounted by automounter

-l
report quotas only on local filesystems (ie. ignore NFS mounted filesystems).

-q
Print a more terse message, containing only information on filesystems where usage is over quota.

-Q
Do not print error message if connection to rpc.rquotad is refused (usually this happens when rpc.rquotad is not running on the server).

Specifying both -g and -u displays both the user quotas and the group quotas (for the user).

Only the super-user may use the -u flag and the optional user argument to view the limits of other users. Non-super-users can use the the -g flag and optional group argument to view only the limits of groups of which they are members.

The -q flag takes precedence over the -v flag.

Diagnostics

If quota exits with a non-zero status, one or more filesystems are over quota.

Files

aquota.user or aquota.group
quota file at the filesystem root (version 2 quota, non-XFS filesystems)
quota.user or quota.group
quota file at the filesystem root (version 1 quota, non-XFS filesystems)

/etc/mtab
default filesystems

See Also

quotactl(2) , fstab(5) , edquota(8) , quotacheck(8) , quotaon(8) , repquota(8)


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