QUOTA(1) BSD General Commands Manual QUOTA(1)NAMEquota — display disk usage and limits
SYNOPSISquota [-g] [-u] [-v | -q]
quota [-u] [-v | -q] user
quota [-g] [-v | -q] group
Quota displays users' disk usage and limits. By default only the user
quotas are printed.
-g Print group quotas for the group of which the user is a member.
The optional -u flag is equivalent to the default.
-vquota will display quotas on filesystems where no storage is
-q Print a more terse message, containing only information on
filesystems where usage is over quota.
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 -g flag and
optional group argument to view only the limits of groups of which they
The -q flag takes precedence over the -v flag.
Quota reports the quotas of all the filesystems that have a mount option
file located at its root. If quota exits with a non-zero status, then
one or more filesystems are over quota.
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
The quota command appeared in 4.2BSD.
SEE ALSOquotactl(2), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)4.2 Berkeley Distribution March 28, 2002 4.2 Berkeley Distribution