QUOTAON(8) BSD System Manager's Manual QUOTAON(8)NAME
quotaon, quotaoff — turn file system quotas on and off
SYNOPSISquotaon [-g] [-u] [-v] filesystem ...
quotaon [-g] [-u] [-v] -a
quotaoff [-g] [-u] [-v] filesystem ...
quotaoff [-g] [-u] [-v] -a
The quotaon utility announces to the system that disk quotas should be
enabled on one or more file systems. The quotaoff utility announces to
the system that the specified file systems should have any disk quotas
turned off. The file systems specified must have entries in /etc/fstab
and be mounted. The quotaon utility expects each file system to have
quota files named quota.user and quota.group which are located at the
root of the associated file system. These defaults may be overridden in
/etc/fstab. By default both user and group quotas are enabled.
-a If supplied in place of any file system names, quotaon/quotaoff
will enable/disable all the file systems indicated in /etc/fstab
to be read-write with disk quotas. By default only the types of
quotas listed in /etc/fstab are enabled.
-g Only group quotas listed in /etc/fstab should be enabled/dis‐
-u Only user quotas listed in /etc/fstab should be enabled/disabled.
-v Cause quotaon and quotaoff to print a message for each file sys‐
tem where quotas are turned on or off.
Specifying both -g and -u is equivalent to the default.
quota.user at the file system root with user quotas
quota.group at the file system root with group quotas
/etc/fstab file system table
SEE ALSOquota(1), quotactl(2), fstab(5), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), repquota(8)HISTORY
The quotaon utility appeared in 4.2BSD.
BSD December 11, 1993 BSD