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edquota

edquota [options] [name]

System administration command. Edit filesystem quotas using a text editor. When edits are complete, edquota writes the new information to the binary quota files. Uses the editor specified in the EDITOR environment variable, or vi by default.

Options

-ffilesystem

Only apply changes to the specified filesystem.

-Fformat

Specify filesystem quota format to use. See quota for a list of accepted values.

-g

Edit group quotas.

-pprototype

Apply the same settings as used for the specified user or group: prototype.

-r

Edit quotas on remote systems.

-t

Edit grace times for block and inode quotas.

-T

Edit grace times for individual user or group name.

-u

Edit user quotas. (This is the default.)