I installed quota using apt-get and followed some of the tutorials online.

I ran sudo edquota username which opened nano and gave a chart for me to edit. What does the chart mean when it says soft, hard, etc.?

Is there a proper tutorial for quota on Ubuntu? What's the official website for quota?

Or is there another option for setting user disk limits?


Here is a quick and easy tutorial for setting up disk quotas. It also defines the differences of hard quota and soft quota. It also shows how to set a grace period.

It is generic and should work under any version of Ubuntu.

Hope this helps!

disk quota 5 steps

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    It's adviced to quote some of the relevant parts into your answer in case the article goes down. – Ikke Oct 14 '10 at 5:38
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    Again, whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – nanofarad Sep 30 '12 at 22:28

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