All ITS UNIX accounts have a quota for the amount of disk space you may use and another quota for the number of files
you can create. Every account has these quotas assigned at three different locations: your home directory, your mail spool,
and the /tmp directory (which is located in /var).
Determining Your Quota and Usage
To find out what your quota and usage is for each of these areas, type:
You will see something like this:
Disk quotas for consult:
The quota information is divided into several columns. The first column consists of the
filesystem information. This shows the
directories to which the
quota command is applied.
The second through fifth columns consist of
first three show the amount of disk space (in kilobytes) that is in use and is allowed.
Timeleft shows the amount of time you have left to
decrease your disk usage, if you are over quota.
The sixth through ninth columns consist of
shows the number of files that are currently owned and are allowed for the account.
files columns shows the number of kilobytes and files that your account is currently using,
respectively. The size shown in these columns cannot exceed the
limit column. When your account exceeds the size shown in the
quota column, you will have 7 days to bring your account back under the quota. The days left will be shown in the
timeleft column. After 7 days, you will no longer be able to add files to your account (“writing” to your account) until you bring it under
To see if you are over quota without listing your usage, quotas and limits, type:
If you are over your quota, you will get a message like the following:
Over disk quota on /auto/home-scf-01, remove 999K within 7.0 days
To recursively see the size of each file and subdirectory in the current directory, type:
ls -alR | more
To see the size of each subdirectory in the current directory, type: