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QUOTACHECK(8)           FreeBSD System Manager's Manual          QUOTACHECK(8)

NAME
     quotacheck - filesystem quota consistency checker

SYNOPSIS
     quotacheck [-g] [-u] [-v] filesystem file ...
     quotacheck [-g] [-u] [-v] -a

DESCRIPTION
     Quotacheck examines each filesystem, builds a table of current disk
     usage, and compares this table against that recorded in the disk quota
     file for the filesystem.  If any inconsistencies are detected, both the
     quota file and the current system copy of the incorrect quotas are
     updated (the latter only occurs if an active filesystem is checked).  By
     default both user and group quotas are checked.

     The following options are available:

     -a      If supplied in place of any filesystem names, quotacheck will
             check all the filesystems indicated in /etc/fstab to be read-
             write with disk quotas.  By default only the types of quotas
             listed in /etc/fstab are checked.

     -g      Only group quotas listed in /etc/fstab are to be checked.

     -u      Only user quotas listed in /etc/fstab are to be checked.

     -v      Quotacheck reports discrepancies between the calculated and
             recorded disk quotas and other additional diagnostic messages.

     Specifying both -g and -u is equivalent to the default.  Parallel passes
     are run on the filesystems required, using the pass numbers in /etc/fstab
     in an identical fashion to fsck(8).

     Normally, quotacheck operates silently.

     Quotacheck expects each filesystem to be checked to have a 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.
     If a file is not present, quotacheck will create it.  These files should
     be edited with the edquota(8) utility.

     Quotacheck is normally run at boot time from the /etc/rc file.  The rc
     startup procedure is controlled by the /etc/rc.conf variable
     check_quotas.  Note that to enable this functionality in /etc/rc you also
     need to enable startup quota procedures with the variable enable_quotas
     in /etc/rc.conf.

     Quotacheck accesses the raw device in calculating the actual disk usage
     for each user.  Thus, the filesystems checked should be quiescent while
     quotacheck is running.

FILES
     quota.user   at the filesystem root with user quotas
     quota.group  at the filesystem root with group quotas
     /etc/fstab   default filesystems

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

HISTORY
     The quotacheck command appeared in 4.2BSD.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE          June 5, 1993          FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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