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

SYNOPSIS convertquota [ -ug ] -e filesystem

convertquota [ -ug ] -f oldformat,newformat 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, --user convert user quota file. This is the default.

-g, --group convert group quota file.

-f, --convert-format oldformat,newformat convert quota file from oldformat to newformat.

-e, --convert-endian convert vfsv0 file format from big endian to little endian (old kernels had a bug and did not store quota files in little endian format).

-V, --version 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)