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QUOTA(1) NetBSD General Commands Manual QUOTA(1)
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quota -- display disk usage and limits
quota [-ghu] [-v | -q]
quota [-hu] [-v | -q] user
quota [-gh] [-v | -q] group
quota -d [-gh] [-v | -q]
quota displays users' disk usage and limits. By default only the user
quotas are printed.
-d Query the kernel for default user or group quota instead of a
specific user or group.
-g Print group quotas for the group of which the user is a member.
The optional -u flag is equivalent to the default.
-h Numbers are displayed in a human readable format.
-q Print a more terse message, containing only information on file
systems where usage is over quota.
-v quota will display quotas on file systems where no storage is
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 -g flag and
optional group argument to view only the limits of groups of which they
Only the super-user may use the -d flag.
The -q flag takes precedence over the -v flag.
quota tries to report the quotas of all mounted file systems. If the
file system is mounted via NFS it will attempt to contact the
rpc.rquotad(8) daemon on the NFS server. If quota exits with a non-zero
status, one or more file systems are over quota.
libquota(3), fstab(5), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8),
The quota command appeared in 4.2BSD.
NetBSD 8.1 May 12, 2012 NetBSD 8.1