NAME convertquota - convert quota from old file format to new one

SYNOPSIS convertquota [ -ug ] [ -e | -f ] filesystem

DESCRIPTION convertquota converts old quota files quota.user and to files aquota.user and in new format currently used by 2.4.0-ac? and newer or by SuSE or Red Hat Linux 2.4 kernels on filesys- tem.

New file format allows using quotas for 32-bit uids / gids, setting quotas for root, accounting used space in bytes (and so allowing use of quotas in ReiserFS) and it is also architecture independent. This for- mat introduces Radix Tree (a simple form of tree structure) to quota file.

OPTIONS -u convert user quota file. This is the default.

-g convert group quota file.

-f convert from old file format to new one. This is the default.

-e convert new file format from big endian to little endian.

-V print version information.

FILES aquota.user new user quota file new group quota file

SEE ALSO quota(1), setquota(8), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)

AUTHOR Jan Kara <>

4th Berkeley Distribution Fri Aug 20 1999 CONVERTQUOTA(8)