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quota - display disk usage and limits


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quota [ -F format-name ] [ -guvxsil | q ]
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -uvxsil | q ] user...
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -gvxsil | 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-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 group argument(s) restricts the display to the specified group(s).
-u flag is equivalent to the default.
-v will display quotas on filesystems where no storage is allocated.
-s option will make quota(1) try to choose units for showing limits, used space and used inodes.
-i ignore mountpoints mounted by automounter
-l report quotas only on local filesystems (ie. ignore NFS mounted filesystems).
-q Print a more terse message, containing only information on filesystems where usage is over quota.
-x Always try to translate name to id, even if it is composed of only digits.
-Q Do not print error message if connection to rpc.rquotad is refused (usually this happens when rpc.rquotad is not running on the server).
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
  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)
/etc/mtab default filesystems


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

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