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Quota mini-HOWTO

Albert M.C. Tam

v0.0, 8 August 1997

Preamble: This document is copylefted by Albert M.C. Tam ( Permission to use, copy, distribute this document for non-commerical purposes is hereby granted, provided that the author's / editor's name and this notice appear in all copies and/or supporting documents; that this document is not modified. This document is distributed in hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, either expressed or implied. While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information documented herein, the author / editor / maintainer assumes NO RESPONSIBILITY for errors, or for damages results for the use of the information documented herein. This document describes how to enable file system quota on a Linux host, assigning quota for users and groups, as well as the usage of miscellaneous quota commands. It is intended for users running kernel 2.x (recently tested on RedHat 4.1 running kernel 2.0.27). Users running older kernels may need to upgrade to a newer kernel version in order to take advantage of quota. Feel free to send feedbacks or comments to if you find an error, or if any information is missing. I appreciate it.

1. What is Quota?

2. Current Status of Quota on Linux

3. Requirements for Using Quota on Linux

4. Quota Setup on Linux - Part I: The Configuration

5. Quota Setup on Linux - Part II: Assigning Quota for Users and Groups

6. Miscellaneous Quota Commands

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