User Quota Question

User Quota Question

Post by Kourosh Keikhanzade » Wed, 04 Feb 1998 04:00:00


        I am trying to do something really simple. Just basically set a
disk quota limit on a user.
I typed quotaon -u -v -a and got quota running on the server

Now when i type say #edquota -u username

a file opens up and the only thing in the file is just one line saying
"Disk quota for user usernam"

I thought there should be a place where it asks you for the amount of hard
disk space and etc. Can someone please tell me what i am doing wrong?

Kurosh K
URL : http://www.???.com (Thinking about making one in the future)


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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