Updated: 2021/Apr/14


QUOTA(1)                    General Commands Manual                   QUOTA(1)

NAME
     quota - display disk usage and limits

SYNOPSIS
     quota [-ghu] [-v | -q]
     quota [-hu] [-v | -q] user
     quota [-gh] [-v | -q] group
     quota -d [-gh] [-v | -q]

DESCRIPTION
     quota displays users' disk usage and limits.  By default only the user
     quotas are printed.

     Options:

     -d      Query the kernel for default user or group quota instead of a
             specific user or group.

     -g      Print group quotas.  By default, print group quotas for all
             groups the user belongs to.

     -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.

     -u      Print user quotas.  This is the default.

     -v      quota will display quotas on file systems where no storage is
             allocated.

     Specifying both -g and -u displays both the user quotas and the group
     quotas (for the user).

     Only the super-user may use the optional user argument with the -u flag
     to view quotas for other users.  Non-super-users can use the optional
     group argument with the -g flag to view only the limits of groups they
     belong to.

     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.

SEE ALSO
     libquota(3), fstab(5), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8),
     repquota(8), rpc.rquotad(8)

HISTORY
     The quota command appeared in 4.2BSD.

NetBSD 9.99                    January 20, 2020                    NetBSD 9.99