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I have a single disk partition (say /shared) shared by multiple users. It has a single file system (ext3). I want to put home directories for each of the user here and set their disk limit to 5 GB. Thus /share/home/user1 could have up to 5 GB and /share/home/user2 have could have up to 5 GB.

What is the command line way (not GUI) to do this?

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Take a look at this link askubuntu.com/questions/7044/using-quota-for-disk-limits Basically you need edquota util from quota package (apt-get install quota) to set up disk quote for users –  Flint Jun 28 '12 at 10:21
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Answered by @Flint:

Take a look at Using Quota for disk limits

Basically you need edquota util from quota package (apt-get install quota) to set up disk quote for users.

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