quota(1)quota(1)NAMEquota - display disk usage and limits
The command displays the disk usage and limits for one or more user(s)
or group(s). By default only the user quotas are printed. Without the
option, it displays information only when the usage exceeds the limits.
user or group is a name or a numeric ID of a user or a group. The
default value of user is the login user name.
Refer to usergroupname(5) to understand the functionality changes with
the Numeric User Group Name feature.
Only users with appropriate privileges can view the limits of other
The command recognizes the following option:
When specified without the
group argument, displays quotas of the groups for
which you are a member. The optional group argu‐
ment(s) restricts the display to the specified
Displays user quotas (the default).
When specified without the user argument(s), dis‐
plays your quotas. The optional user argument(s)
restricts the display to the specified user(s).
Display the statistics whether they exceed limits or not.
Note that no usage statistics exist if no quota
determines the language in which messages are displayed.
If is not specified in the environment or is set to the empty string,
the value of is used as a default for each unspecified or empty vari‐
able. If is not specified or is set to the empty string, a default of
"C" (see lang(5)) is used instead of
If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting,
behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to "C". See
International Code Set Support
Single and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
Disk Quotas were developed by the University of California, Berkeley,
Sun Microsystems, Inc., and HP.
User and group quota statistics static storage for a file system
respectively, where directory is the root of the file
system as specified to the command (see mount(1M)).
List of currently mounted file systems.
SEE ALSOquota(5), usergroupname(5).