quota - macOS


The quota command in macOS provides the current and maximum disk usage quotas for the current user. It is primarily used to check storage limits and manage disk space usage.


quota [-h] [-v]


  • -h, –help: Display help information.
  • -v, –verbose: Display additional usage details.


Example 1: Check disk usage quotas for the current user.


Example 2: Display detailed usage information.

quota -v

Common Issues

  • Permission denied error: Ensure you have sufficient disk permissions to use the command.
  • No quotas set: If quotas are not set for the current user, the command will display “No quotas for this user.”


The quota command can be integrated with other macOS commands, such as:

  • df: Display disk usage statistics.
  • du: Estimate file and directory disk usage.
  • diskutil: Manage disk drives and volumes.
  • filesystem: Display information about the local file system.