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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.



Only apply changes to the specified filesystem.


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


Edit group quotas.


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


Edit quotas on remote systems.


Edit grace times for block and inode quotas.


Edit grace times for individual user or group name.


Edit user quotas. (This is the default.)

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