quota - Linux Command - Unix Command

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NAME

quota - display disk usage and limits 

SYNOPSIS

quota [ -F format-name ] [ -guvs | q ] 
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -uvs | q ] user 
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -gvs | q ] group  

DESCRIPTION

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.

  

OPTIONS

-F 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

Print group quotas for the group of which the user is a member. The optional

-u

flag is equivalent to the default.

-v

will display quotas on filesystems where no storage is allocated.

-s

flag will make quota(1) try to choose units for showing limits, used space and used inodes.

-q

Print a more terse message, containing only information on filesystems where usage is over quota.

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.  

SEE ALSO

quotactl(2)

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.