7.2.1. Enabling and Disabling

7.2.1. Enabling and Disabling

It is possible to disable quotas without setting them to 0. To turn all user and group quotas off, use the following command:

quotaoff -vaug

If neither the -u or -g options are specified, only the user quotas are disabled. If only -g is specified, only group quotas are disabled. The -v switch causes verbose status information to display as the command executes.

To enable quotas again, use the quotaon command with the same options.

For example, to enable user and group quotas for all file systems, use the following command:

quotaon -vaug

To enable quotas for a specific file system, such as /home, use the following command:

quotaon -vug /home

If neither the -u or -g options are specified, only the user quotas are enabled. If only -g is specified, only group quotas are enabled.


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