edquota(8)edquota(8)Nameedquota - edit user quotas
Syntaxedquota [ -p proto-user ] users...
The command is a quota editor. You can specify one or more users on
the command line. For each user, creates a temporary file with an
ASCII representation of the current disc quotas for that user and an
editor is then invoked on the file. You can then modify the quotas,
add new quotas, and so forth. Upon leaving the editor, reads the tem‐
porary file and modifies the binary quota files to reflect the changes
If a valid quota file does not exist, refers the user to The user then
has the option of either supplying the command which automatically cre‐
ates the necessary quota file, or creating an empty quota file by vari‐
ous other means.
If the option is specified, duplicates for each user, the quotas of the
prototypical user specified. This is the usual mechanism used to ini‐
tialize quotas for groups of users.
The editor invoked is unless the environment variable EDITOR specifies
Only the superuser can edit quotas.
Various messages about inaccessible files. Other messages are self-
quotas At the root of each file system with quotas
Used to find file system names and locations
See Alsoquota(1), quota(2), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)
``Disk Quotas in a UNIX Environment,'' ULTRIX Supplementary Documents,
Volume 3: System Manager