pure-quotacheck man page

pure-quotacheck — Update virtual quota files for Pure-FTPd


pure-quotacheck -u username/gid -d home directory [-g group/gid]


pure-quotacheck create a .ftpquota file in the specified directory.
This file contains the current file and size of the directory, and it is used by Pure-FTPd when virtual quotas are enabled.
It's recommended to periodically run pure-quotacheck for every user, in crontabs.


-d <directory>
Scans the specified <directory>.
-g <group or gid>
Sets the group files will be scanned as. This is optional : if a user name is passed to -u</fR>, group are automatically retrieved.
-u <user or uid>
Set the user name files will be scanned as. This is mandatory, and it can't be "root".
Output usage information and exit.




To run this program the standard way type:

pure-quotacheck -u john -d /home/john


Frank DENIS <j at pureftpd dot org>


pure-quotacheck switches real and effective uids/gids as soon as possible. Root privileges are never given back.
pure-quotacheck refuses to scan directories with uid = 0 (root) or gid = 0 (wheel/root) .
pure-quotacheck performs a chroot() call to the home directory. It never traverses parent directories.
pure-quotacheck only scans real files (no socket, no pipe, etc) .
pure-quotacheck enforces read access on directories to prevent against people doing chmod 0 before a quota scan.
pure-quotacheck enforces write access on the home directory to properly write the .ftpquota file.
pure-quotacheck never scans the same inode/device pair twice.

See Also

ftp(1), pure-ftpd(8) pure-ftpwho(8) pure-mrtginfo(8) pure-uploadscript(8) pure-statsdecode(8) pure-pw(8) pure-quotacheck(8) pure-authd(8)

RFC 959, RFC 2228, RFC 2389 and RFC 2428.

Referenced By

pure-authd(8), pure-ftpd(8), pure-ftpwho(8), pure-mrtginfo(8), pure-pw(8), pure-pwconvert(8), pure-statsdecode(8), pure-uploadscript(8).

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