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Version: 364499 (ubuntu - 25/10/10)

Section: 8 (Commandes administrateur)


setquota - set disk quotas


setquota [ -rm ] [ -u | -g ] [ -F quotaformat ] name block-softlimit block-hardlimit inode-softlimit inode-hardlimit -a | filesystem...

setquota [ -rm ] [ -u | -g ] [ -F quotaformat ] [ -p protoname ] name -a | filesystem...

setquota -b [ -rm ] [ -u | -g ] [ -F quotaformat ] -a | filesystem...

setquota -t [ -m ] [ -u | -g ] [ -F quotaformat ] block-grace inode-grace -a | filesystem...

setquota -T [ -m ] [ -u | -g ] [ -F quotaformat ] name block-grace inode-grace -a | filesystem...


setquota is a command line quota editor. The filesystem, user/group name and new quotas for this filesystem can be specified on the command line. Note that if a number is given in the place of a user/group name it is treated as an UID/GID.
-r, --remote
Edit also remote quota use rpc.rquotad on remote server to set quota. This option is available only if quota tools were compiled with enabled support for setting quotas over RPC.
-m, --no-mixed-pathnames
Currently, pathnames of NFSv4 mountpoints are sent without leading slash in the path. rpc.rquotad uses this to recognize NFSv4 mounts and properly prepend pseudoroot of NFS filesystem to the path. If you specify this option, setquota will always send paths with a trailing slash. This can be useful for legacy reasons but be aware that quota over RPC will stop working if you are using new rpc.rquotad.
-F, --format=quotaformat
Perform setting for specified format (ie. don't perform format autodetection). Possible format names are: vfsold Original quota format with 16-bit UIDs / GIDs, vfsv0 Quota format with 32-bit UIDs / GIDs, 64-bit space usage, 32-bit inode usage and limits, vfsv1 Quota format with 64-bit quota limits and usage, rpc (quota over NFS), xfs (quota on XFS filesystem)
-u, --user
Set user quotas for named user. This is the default.
-g, --group
Set group quotas for named group.
-p, --prototype=protoname
Use quota settings of user or group protoname to set the quota for the named user or group.
-b, --batch
Read information to set from stdin (input format is name block-softlimit block-hardlimit inode-softlimit inode-hardlimit ). Empty lines and lines starting with # are ignored.
-c, --continue-batch
If parsing of an input line in batch mode fails, continue with processing the next line.
-t, --edit-period
Set grace times for users/groups. Times block-grace and inode-grace are specified in seconds.
-T, --edit-times
Alter times for individual user/group when softlimit is enforced. Times block-grace and inode-grace are specified in seconds or can be string 'unset'.
-a, --all
Go through all filesystems with quota in /etc/mtab and perform setting.

To disable a quota, set the coresponding parameter to 0. To change quotas for several filesystems, invoke once for each filesystem.

Only the super-user may edit quotas.


aquota.user or
quota file at the filesystem root (version 2 quota, non-XFS filesystems)
quota.user or
quota file at the filesystem root (version 1 quota, non-XFS filesystems)
mounted filesystem table


edquota(8), quota(1), quotactl(2), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)