QUOTA(1) General Commands Manual QUOTA(1)
quota - display disk usage and limits
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -guqvswi ] [ -l | [ -QAm ]]
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -qvswi ] [ -l | [ -QAm ]] -u user...
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -qvswi ] [ -l | [ -QAm ]] -g group...
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -qvswi ] [ -l | [ -QAm ]] -P project...
quota [ -F format-name ] [ -qvswugQm ] -f filesystem...
quota displays users' disk usage and limits. By default only the user
quotas are printed. By default space usage and limits are shown in
kbytes (and are named blocks for historical reasons).
quota reports the quotas of all the filesystems listed in /etc/mtab.
For filesystems that are NFS-mounted a call to the rpc.rquotad on the
server machine is performed to get the information.
Show quota for specified format (ie. don't perform format au‐
todetection). Possible format names are: vfsold Original quota
format with 16-bit UIDs / GIDs, vfsv0 Quota format with 32-bit
UIDs / GIDs, 64-bit space usage, 32-bit inode usage and limits,
vfsv1 Quota format with 64-bit quota limits and usage, rpc
(quota over NFS), xfs (quota on XFS filesystem)
Print group quotas for the group of which the user is a member.
The optional group argument(s) restricts the display to the
flag is equivalent to the default.
Print project quotas for the specified project.
will display quotas on filesystems where no storage is allo‐
option will make quota(1) try to choose units for showing lim‐
its, used space and used inodes. Units can be also specified ex‐
plicitely by an optional argument in format [ kgt ],[ kgt ]
where the first character specifies space units and the second
character specifies inode units.
Always try to translate user / group name to uid / gid even if
the name is composed of digits only.
When user is in grace period, report time in seconds since epoch
when his grace time runs out (or has run out). Field is '0' when
no grace time is in effect. This is especially useful when
parsing output by a script.
ignore mountpoints mounted by automounter
report quotas only on local filesystems (ie. ignore NFS mounted
report quotas for all NFS filesystems even if they report to be
on the same device.
report quotas only for filesystems specified on command line.
report quotas only for filesystem path. This option can be
specified multiple types and quota will be reported for each
specified filesystem. Unlike command line option -f remaining
command like arguments are still treated as user / group /
project names to report.
Currently, pathnames of NFSv4 mountpoints are sent without lead‐
ing slash in the path. rpc.rquotad uses this to recognize NFSv4
mounts and properly prepend pseudoroot of NFS filesystem to the
path. If you specify this option, quota will always send paths
with a leading slash. This can be useful for legacy reasons but
be aware that quota over RPC will stop working if you are using
Print a more terse message, containing only information on
filesystems where usage is over quota.
Do not print error message if connection to rpc.rquotad is re‐
fused (usually this happens when rpc.rquotad is not running on
Do not wrap the line if the device name is too long. This can be
useful when parsing the output of quota(1) by a script.
Show also mount point as a filesystem identification.
Do not show device name in a filesystem identification.
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. Also viewing of project quota usage
and limits is limited to super-user only. Non-super-users can use the
-g flag and optional group argument to view only the limits of groups
of which they are members.
The -q flag takes precedence over the -v flag.
If quota exits with a non-zero status, one or more filesystems are over
aquota.user or aquota.group
quota file at the filesystem root (version 2 quota,
quota.user or quota.group
quota file at the filesystem root (version 1 quota,
/etc/mtab default filesystems
quotactl(2), fstab(5), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8),
quota_nld(8), repquota(8), warnquota(8), setquota(8)