The Files field specifies the maximum number of files that the quota target can own. This field is optional. The value in this field represents a hard limit that cannot be exceeded.
The following list describes the rules for specifying a value in this field:
- K means 1,024 files, M means 2 to the 20th power or 1024 * 1024 files, and G means 2 to the 30th power or 1024 * 1024 * 1024 files.
You can omit the K, M, or G. For example, if you type 100, it means that the maximum number of files is 100.
Note: The Files field is not case-sensitive. Therefore, you can use K, k, M, m, G, or g.
- The maximum value you can enter in the Files field is 4G or one of the following values:
- To apply a tracking quota (which tracks file usage without imposing a limit), type a hyphen (-).
Note: If the quota target is root, or if you specify 0 as the UID or GID, you must type a hyphen.
- A blank in the Files field means there is no restriction on the number of files that the quota target can use.
Note: If you leave the Files field blank, you cannot specify values for the Threshold, Soft Disk, or Soft Files fields.
- The Files field must be on the same line as the Disk field.
Otherwise, the Files field is ignored.