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quota — display disk usage and limits


quota [-guv]

quota [-uv] user ...

quota -g [-v] group ...


The quota command displays the disk usage and limits for one or more user(s) or group(s). By default only the user quotas are printed. Without the -v option, it displays information only when the usage exceeds the limits.

user or group is a name or a numeric ID of a user or a group. The default value of user is the login user name.

Only users with appropriate privileges can view the limits of other users.


The quota command recognizes the following option:

-g [group...]

When specified without the group argument, displays quotas of the groups for which you are a member. The optional group argument(s) restricts the display to the specified group(s).

-u [user...]

Displays user quotas (the default). When specified without the user argument(s), displays your quotas. The optional user argument(s) restricts the display to the specified user(s).


Display the statistics whether they exceed limits or not. Note that no usage statistics exist if no quota is set.


Environment Variables

LC_MESSAGES determines the language in which messages are displayed.

If LC_MESSAGES is not specified in the environment or is set to the empty string, the value of LANG is used as a default for each unspecified or empty variable. If LANG is not specified or is set to the empty string, a default of "C" (see lang(5)) is used instead of LANG.

If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting, quota behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to "C". See environ(5).

International Code Set Support

Single and multi-byte character code sets are supported.


Disk Quotas were developed by the University of California, Berkeley, Sun Microsystems, Inc., and HP.




User and group quota statistics static storage for a file system respectively, where directory is the root of the file system as specified to the mount command (see mount(1M)).


List of currently mounted file systems.



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