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EDQUOTA(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		    EDQUOTA(8)

NAME
     edquota --	edit user quotas

SYNOPSIS
     edquota [-u] [-p proto-username] username ...
     edquota -g	[-p proto-groupname] groupname ...
     edquota -t	[-u]
     edquota -t	-g

DESCRIPTION
     Edquota is	a quota	editor.	 By default, or	if the -u flag is specified,
     one or more users may be specified	on the command line.  For each user a
     temporary file is created with an ASCII representation of the current
     disk quotas for that user.	 The list of filesystems with user quotas is
     determined	by scanning the	mounted	filesystems for	a .quota.ops.user file
     located at	its root.  An editor is	invoked	on the ASCII file.  The	editor
     invoked is	vi(1) unless the environment variable EDITOR specifies other-
     wise.

     The quotas	may then be modified, new quotas added,	etc.  Setting a	quota
     to	zero indicates that no quota should be imposed.	 Setting a hard	limit
     to	one indicates that no allocations should be permitted.	Setting	a soft
     limit to one with a hard limit of zero indicates that allocations should
     be	permitted on only a temporary basis (see -t below).  The current usage
     information in the	file is	for informational purposes; only the hard and
     soft limits can be	changed.

     On	leaving	the editor, edquota reads the temporary	file and modifies the
     binary quota files	to reflect the changes made.  The binary quota file,
     .quota.user is stored at the root of the filesystem.  The default file-
     name and root location for	the user quotas	cannot be overridden.

     If	the -p flag is specified, edquota will duplicate the quotas of the
     prototypical user specified for each user specified.  This	is the normal
     mechanism used to initialize quotas for groups of users.

     If	the -g flag is specified, edquota is invoked to	edit the quotas	of one
     or	more groups specified on the command line.  The	list of	filesystems
     with group	quotas is determined by	scanning the mounted filesystems for a
     .quota.ops.group file located at its root.	 Similarly, the	binary quota
     file, .quota.group	is stored at the root of the filesystem.  The default
     filename and root location	for group quotas cannot	be overridden.	The -p
     flag can be specified in conjunction with the -g flag to specify a	proto-
     typical group to be duplicated among the listed set of groups.

     Users are permitted to exceed their soft limits for a grace period	that
     may be specified per filesystem.  Once the	grace period has expired, the
     soft limit	is enforced as a hard limit.  The default grace	period for a
     filesystem	is specified in	/usr/include/sys/quota.h.  The -t flag can be
     used to change the	grace period.  By default, or when invoked with	the -u
     flag, the grace period is set for each filesystem with a .quota.ops.user
     file located at its root.	When invoked with the -g flag, the grace pe-
     riod is set for each filesystem with a .quota.ops.group file located at
     its root.	The grace period may be	specified in days, hours, minutes, or
     seconds.  Setting a grace period to zero indicates	that the default grace
     period should be imposed.	Setting	a grace	period to one second indicates
     that no grace period should be granted.

     Only the super-user may edit quotas.

FILES
     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.  The binary data
     files will	be created by edquota, if they don't already exist.

     .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

SEE ALSO
     quota(1), quotactl(2), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)

DIAGNOSTICS
     Various messages about inaccessible files;	self-explanatory.

BSD			      September	29, 2022			   BSD

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