When changing attribute values, limadm allows numbers to be suffixed by scale characters: [EPTGMK][B][.][wdhms]. Uppercase and lowercase are interchangeable.
If the attribute has the dimension of storage (memory attributes) or of storage accrual, then a character from the first group (EPTGMK) is allowed. This multiplies by the number of bytes in 1 exabyte (E), petabyte (P), terabyte (T), gigabyte (G), megabyte (M), or kilobyte (K) as appropriate. The optional B character may be appended for user readability, but it has no effect.
If the attribute has the dimension of time (type date or time), or of storage accrual, then a character from the second group is allowed. This multiplies by the number of seconds in one week (w), day (d), hour (h), minute (m), or second (s) as appropriate.
An optional period may separate the storage and time units (for example. mh, M.h and MB.h all stand for 'megabyte hours').
Where ambiguity exists in the use of the M suffix, limadm attempts to derive its meaning from the context. If this is not possible, it is assumed to mean mega, not minutes.
When inputting large numbers, these conversion characters are useful to avoid errors in the order of magnitude of the entry, but the quantity is stored in internal units regardless of the method of entry.
A special scale character u can also be used, by itself, but only for memory attribute values. It indicates that the number is in machine-dependent (internal) units instead of bytes.