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Hello, I have been working on and off on Perl, for a year. My project guide at college asked me to create users on the Linux server, from a flatfile, ie provided at runtime and allocate quota's on the mailbox size only. Well i configured my /var/spool/mail, enabled it to be enabled for user quotas. My script creates users, but does not allocate the user any quota. How do i use the quota cmd, and force the quota onto the user(s) created?? Pls help. I am using the foll code:
sub set_new_quota { #user,blocks local ($SYS_quota)=148; local ($Q_SETDLIM)=3; local ($uid,$bs) = @_ ; local ($dir) = "/var/spool/mail\0"; local ($dqblk) = pack("LLLLLLLL",10000,$bs,0,1000,200,0,0,0); local ($stat,$buf); $stat=syscall($SYS_quota,$Q_SETDLIM,$dir,$uid+0,$dqblk); return $stat==0; }
and it won't do as is desired of it. Please help at the earliest, please. I am not having net access. Could u please send me a reply at Regards, Amit

In reply to Allocate a quota to users on a Linux system by Anonymous Monk

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