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quotaoff [options] [filesystems]

System administration command. Turn off enforcement of filesystem quotas. This command is a synonym for quotaon -f



Turn off quotas for all filesystems in /etc/fstab.

-F format

Show quota for the specified format. (See quota for valid formats.)


Turn group quotas off.


Print current quota status, then exit.


Turn user quotas off.


Print a message for each filesystem affected by the command.

-x command

On an XFS system, perform one of the following commands:


Remove quota metadata from the XFS filesystem.


Turn off limit enforcement on an XFS filesystem.

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