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setquota fails silently

I'm trying to set a file system quota for a bunch of users on my system with a command like: setquota -b /mntpnt < /file/with/quotas This seems to work for almost all users. However, when I do ...
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Why was letter 's' chosen as on option for human readable format in quota command?

I often try to memorize command options by looking up for what they stand for. This time I couldn't find any source on that: why is quota -s a --human-readable alternative, what does s stand for?
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How can I determine user base page limit for a printer?

I'm using Debian Linux. I want to determine user base page limit, different page limit for different users, for a printer. I can determine page limit for printer with CUPS but can not determine page ...
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Can you restrict the number of inodes a user can access?

It appears that it is possible on a network mount to set a quota on how much space a user can consume. # edquota ramesh Disk quotas for user ramesh (uid 500): Filesystem blocks ...
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How do you setup user quotas for disk storage?

The lpic exam shows how to setup user disk quotas in the /etc/fstab. Source http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LPI_Linux_Certification/Managing_Disk_Quota Example /dev/fd0 /home/yann/mnt auto ...
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Restrict samba-user for upload files based on file size

Is there any possibilities to restrict Samba user's to a maximum file size? Ex, If a samba-user uploads a file onto the server that's more than 100 MB (like video or compressed files), Samba, or the ...
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quotas not linked to users but to directories

Usually, quotas are enforced per user, as related to the proprietary of the file. Is it possible to apply a quota on a folder basis, in such a way, that a folder contents are limited in disk space?
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Example of usage of Quota netlink daemon

I've found that exists the package quota-nld a "Daemon that listens on netlink socket and processes received quota warnings". Please do you now a real-life app that uses it? Is it used for example in ...
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Remove user space quota in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm trying to install Unity3D but I only have 1.5GB (EDIT: I forgot to mention this is what the Unity3D installer says, but I have also had problems with downloading things of large sizes) free space ...
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How to enable quotas in the fstab file?

I want to enable quotas. My fstab currently has: # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc ...
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How can I check how much space I am allowed to use on a linux server?

I have some giant files I'd like to back up by putting them on a server I am allowed to use for such things. However, I am uncertain about how much space I am allowed to use. Is there any way of ...
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Quota utilities

Are there any command line utilities that make it easier to read quotas (e.g. showing percentages, approximate size in MB, etc.). Perhaps something like what htop does for top, but for quota?
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Why do I get fsync() failed: Disk quota exceeded on my linux machine?

I get fsync() failed: Disk quota exceeded but when I use df -h and df -i there is enough space in all the folders. What can I do?
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xfs quota not reliable

I have enabled quotas on an xfs-partition. But it seems to be broken: $ echo asdf >/disk/l/data/avi/foo -su: /disk/l/data/avi/foo: Disk quota exceeded $ quota -f /disk/l Disk quotas for user avi ...
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How to limit the disk space for any user? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Managing disk space on servers I want to limit disk space for any specific user. Actually I need to do this for every user. I am building a Scientific Linux server and I ...
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Is it safe to delete the quota.user file?

Is it okay to delete the quota.user file from the root directory? This file is 2.7GB in size and I need to wipe it from the system. I ran: $ quotaoff -avug $ mv quota.user quotaold.user $ quotaon ...
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Disk quota exceeded; truncate not bringing quota back down

Resolved: See "However" at the end of the question for details. I've managed to hose my login to a Unix box. I don't have an easy way of contacting the administrator, so I'd like to resolve it myself ...