Quotas- Hot t install???

Quotas- Hot t install???

Post by Zilberfaine Vyatchesl » Fri, 06 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Does anybody knows how to set up quotas on Linux?

I failed do find format of quota.user  file which is used by
quota system.

Please, answer.



1. Quotas : Format of quota.users & quota.groups ?


I am running Linux-FT with kernel 1.2.13 and quota patches. I would like
to enable quotas in order to control memory usage by apps (I'm trying to
debug an app that keeps grabbing all system memory, preventing me from
typing kill).

In order to enable quotas, files called quota.users and quota.groups
need to be present in the root directory. The 'edquota'
program is supposed to be used to set these up, but it simply invokes vi,
expecting the user to know the file format. The man pages say that
the file format is 'inscrutable', but don't actually describe it anywhere!

Anyone know the correct format ?

Thanks in advance,


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