18.9.3 Setting the Grace Period

To configure the grace period for soft limits:

  1. Enter the following command:

    # edquota -t

    The command opens a text file opens in the default editor defined by the EDITOR environment variable, allowing you to specify the grace period, for example:

    Grace period before enforcing soft limits for users:
    Time units may be: days, hours, minutes, or seconds
      Filesystem     Block grace period     Inode grace period
      /dev/sdb1            7days                  7days 
  2. Edit the grace periods for the soft limits on the number of blocks and inodes, and save and close the file.

For more information, see the edquota(8) manual page.