quota: format of quota.user

quota: format of quota.user

Post by Rudolf Potuc » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00



I am trying to install quota on a RH5.2 install. I created the
files quota.user and quta.group (touch) and rebooted the system. Upon
reboot the system reports something like 'turning on user and group
quota'. I have no quota statement in the /etc/fstab because the manpage
sais 'accepted but ignored'.

However calling edquota gives me an empty file headed by

'Quota for user xxx:'

What is the format for a new entry?

Thx, Rudolf

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quota: format of quota.user

Post by Stuart R. Full » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00


: I am trying to install quota on a RH5.2 install. I created the
: files quota.user and quta.group (touch) and rebooted the system. Upon
: reboot the system reports something like 'turning on user and group
: quota'. I have no quota statement in the /etc/fstab because the manpage
: sais 'accepted but ignored'.
:
: However calling edquota gives me an empty file headed by
:
: 'Quota for user xxx:'
:
: What is the format for a new entry?

Start by reading the "Quota" mini-HOWTO, which came with your RH5.2 system
(although you may not have installed it).

        Stu

 
 
 

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

Hi,

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,

Steve

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