warnquota(8) — Linux manual page


WARNQUOTA(8)             System Manager's Manual            WARNQUOTA(8)

NAME         top

       warnquota - send mail to users over quota

SYNOPSIS         top

       warnquota [ -ugsid ] [ -F quotaformat ] [ -q quotatab ] [ -c
       configfile ] [ -a adminsfile ] [ filesystem...  ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       warnquota checks the disk quota for specified local filesystems
       (or for each local filesystem if none specified) and mails a
       warning message to those users who have reached their softlimit.
       It is typically run via cron(8).

       -F, --format=quotaformat
              Perform setting for specified format (ie. don't perform
              format autodetection).  Possible format names are: vfsold
              Original quota format with 16-bit UIDs / GIDs, vfsv0 Quota
              format with 32-bit UIDs / GIDs, 64-bit space usage, 32-bit
              inode usage and limits, vfsv1 Quota format with 64-bit
              quota limits and usage, xfs Quota on XFS filesystem.

       -q, --quota-tab=quotatab
              Use quotatab instead of /etc/quotatab as file with device
              description strings (see quotatab(5) for syntax).

       -c, --config=configfile
              Use configfile instead of /etc/warnquota.conf as
              configuration file (see warnquota.conf(5) for syntax).

       -a, --admins-file=adminsfile
              Use adminsfile instead of /etc/quotagrpadmins as a file
              with administrators of the groups (see quotagrpadmins(5)
              for syntax).

       -u, --user
              check whether users are not exceeding quotas (default).

       -g, --group
              check whether groups are not exceeding quotas. If group is
              exceeding quota a mail is sent to the user specified in

       -s, --human-readable[=units]
              Try to report used space, number of used inodes and limits
              in more appropriate units than the default ones. Units can
              be also specified explicitely by an optional argument in
              format [ kgt ],[ kgt ] where the first character specifies
              space units and the second character specifies inode

       -i, --no-autofs
              ignore mountpoints mounted by automounter.

       -d, --no-details
              do not attach quota report in email.

FILES         top

              quota file at the filesystem root (version 2 quota, non-
              XFS filesystems)
              quota file at the filesystem root (version 1 quota, non-
              XFS filesystems)
              configuration file
              device description
              administrators of the groups
              default filesystems
              default set of users

SEE ALSO         top

       quota(1), quotatab(5), quotagrpadmins(5), warnquota.conf(5),
       cron(8), edquota(8).

AUTHORS         top

       warnquota(8) was written by Marco van Wieringen
       <mvw@planets.elm.net>, modifications by Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>.
       This reference page written by Heiko Schlittermann
       <heiko@lotte.sax.de>, modifications by Jan Kara

COLOPHON         top

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