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man pages section 8: System Administration Commands

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

quota(8)

Name

quota - display a user's ufs or zfs file system disk quota and usage

Synopsis

quota [-v] [username]

Description

quota displays users' UFS or ZFS disk usage and limits. Only the super-user may use the optional username argument to view the limits of other users.

quota without options only display warnings about mounted file systems where usage is over quota. Remotely mounted file systems which do not have quotas turned on are ignored.

username can be the numeric UID of a user.

Options

–v

Display user's quota on all mounted file systems where quotas exist.

Files

/etc/mnttab

list of currently mounted filesystems

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os

See Also

attributes(7), zones(7), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8), rquotad(8)

Notes

quota displays quotas for NFS mounted UFS- or ZFS-based file systems if the rquotad daemon is running. See rquotad(8). In a zones(7) environment, quota displays quotas only for the zone in which it is invoked.

quota can display entries for the same file system multiple times for multiple mount points. For example,

# quota -v user1

might display identical quota information for user1 at the mount points /home/user1, /home/user2, and /home/user, if all three mount points are mounted from the same file system with quotas turned on.