question regarding quotas

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Sun Jun 29 15:08:45 PDT 2003

In the last episode (Jun 29), Josh Brooks said:
> On Sat, 28 Jun 2003, Dan Nelson wrote:
> > Quotas are per-user, not per-directory.  Any files those users
> > create, anywhere in that filesystem, will contribute to their
> > quota.  Files created by other userids but placed in those
> > directories will count against the other user's quota.
> >
> > Basically what happens with per-directory quotas is that the users
> > learn not to put files in their homedir :) They end up finding
> > someplace that they can write to outside their homedir and put
> > files there instead.
> Thank you.  Do per-directory quotas exist (in any fashion) in FreeBSD
> ?  I am looking for a way to do per-directory, even if it is a hack
> of some kind...

The only thing I can think of that might work: if you didn't mind a
whole lot of filesystems, you could create a filesystem per directory
you wanted to control.  Then the filessytem size itself would be the

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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