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QUOTA.USER(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		 QUOTA.USER(5)

NAME
     quota.user, quota.group --	per file system	quota database

DESCRIPTION
     Each file system with active quotas should	contain	a quota.user and
     quota.group file in the file system root.	These files are	created	by
     quotacheck(8), and	should be edited with edquota(8).  It is possible to
     specify a different location and file name	with the "userquota" and
     "groupquota" options in the fstab(5) file.

     The data files contain the	following information:

	   +o   Current block usage
	   +o   Current number of files
	   +o   Soft block limit
	   +o   Soft file limit
	   +o   Hard block limit
	   +o   Hard file limit
	   +o   Block grace time	remaining if over the soft limit
	   +o   File grace time remaining if over the soft limit

     See edquota(8) for	an explanation on the various limits and grace peri-
     ods.

     During normal quota operations the	quotactl(2) interface is used to query
     or	set quota information and the kernel will maintain the data files as
     needed.  If quotas	are disabled on	a file system, but marked as having
     quotas enabled in fstab(5), then the quota	data files will	be used	di-
     rectly.

     The data files are	stored as an array of "struct dqblk" structures, as
     defined in	<ufs/ufs/quota.h>, and indexed by UID or GID.  The data	files
     will be written as	a sparse file if possible.  Data is only maintained
     for ids that have either non-zero usage or	non-zero quota limits.	If an
     attempt is	made to	access data for	an id that would exist past the	end of
     the current data file, a quota structure with all values set to zero will
     be	created, and the data file extended as needed.	The quotacheck(8)
     utility will truncate the data files to the minimum size needed to	store
     the highest id with either	non-zero file usage or non-zero	quota limits.

     The data record for id 0 has special meaning.  If the "dqb_btime" or
     "dbq_itime" fields	are non-zero, they are used to indicate	the grace pe-
     riod on that file system for users	who have exceeded their	soft limit.
     These times can be	set by edquota(8) with the -t flag.  If	no explicit
     grace period has been set with edquota(8),	then the default value of 7
     days will be used.	 The default values are	defined	by MAX_DQ_TIME and
     MAX_IQ_TIME in <ufs/ufs/quota.h>.

SEE ALSO
     quota(1), quotactl(2), fstab(5), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaoff(8),
     quotaon(8), repquota(8)

FreeBSD	13.0		       October 30, 2007			  FreeBSD 13.0

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