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does anyone know of a command or way to limit a user's amount of storage, i have a few users on slackware box, and less than 12gb to share in the /home partition. I need a way without repartitioning my hd and one thats not super complicated. Anyone any ideas? Also if there's a way of just limiting a folder to a certain size that would be just as good? thanks..
Are you sure it's not enabled already? My Slack 10.1 install gave me all the quota tools, so I imagine quota support was built into the kernel.
Anyhow, you need to have the kernel level stuff configured to use quotas. Recompiling a kernel isn't hard (read the guides around here). Just leave a copy of your original kernel lying around so you vcan boot it if there's a problem with the new one. Otherwise, I suppose you could write a shell script to be run from cron that monitors users' disk usage and locks any accounts that use too much space (or prints nasty messages when they login or whatever).