Using the quota command question

Tim Champ champ at
Thu Apr 23 12:53:54 EDT 2009

Tim Champ wrote:
> Hello all.
> Quick (hopefully) question - the man page for "quota" says it isn't 
> recommended to do a "-f" when specifying a user.  Due to some issues 
> that would take a while to explain, we will need to fix quite a few 
> quotas on users as we "xfer" them to a new system.
> Is this an outdated statement in the man page?  If not, what is the 
> risk?  I'd hate to have to run "quota -f" across a server of many 
> thousand users just to fix one.
> Thanks for any help!
> Tim Champ
> UMBC DoIT Unix Infrastructure Team

Sigh -- I forgot to add our version - 2.3.8.  Sorry about that, and the 
resulting double mail.  The version of software is the same on the 
to/from machines.

If you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them.  Thanks!


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