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Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


quota - display disk usage and limits


quota [ -F format-name ] [ -guvsilw | q ]
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -uvsilw | q ] user...
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -gvsilw | q ] group...


quota displays users' disk usage and limits. By default only the user quotas are printed.

quota reports the quotas of all the filesystems listed in /etc/mtab. For filesystems that are NFS-mounted a call to the rpc.rquotad on the server machine is performed to get the information.


-F, --format=format-name
Show quota for specified format (ie. don't perform format autodetection). Possible format names are: vfsold (version 1 quota), vfsv0 (version 2 quota), rpc (quota over NFS), xfs (quota on XFS filesystem)
-g, --group
Print group quotas for the group of which the user is a member. The optional group argument(s) restricts the display to the specified group(s).
-u, --user
flag is equivalent to the default.
-v, --verbose
will display quotas on filesystems where no storage is allocated.
-s, --human-readable
option will make quota(1) try to choose units for showing limits, used space and used inodes.
-i, --no-autofs
ignore mountpoints mounted by automounter
-l, --local-only
report quotas only on local filesystems (ie. ignore NFS mounted filesystems).
-q, --quiet
Print a more terse message, containing only information on filesystems where usage is over quota.
-Q, --quiet-refuse
Do not print error message if connection to rpc.rquotad is refused (usually this happens when rpc.rquotad is not running on the server).
-w, --no-wrap
Do not wrap the line if the device name is too long. This can be useful when parsing the output of quota(1) by a script.

Specifying both -g and -u displays both the user quotas and the group quotas (for the user).

Only the super-user may use the -u flag and the optional user argument to view the limits of other users. Non-super-users can use the the -g flag and optional group argument to view only the limits of groups of which they are members.

The -q flag takes precedence over the -v flag.


If quota exits with a non-zero status, one or more filesystems are over quota.


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


quotactl(2), fstab(5), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)