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How to have SFTP user path to be root?

I have added user with a command:

sudo adduser *user*

Now I can connect using FileZilla, however I have no clue what path does it brings me to. I would like to be able to browse root of my server/site.


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Also, how do I make the path to be root of the server, not user root? /home takes to user root only.

Thanks for your reply. That worked! If I may ask another question: Now I can’t manipulate with files in new directory. Should I change permissions or something now?

@markoniksicafe

To define the users home path at creation, you’d use:

useradd -d /home/user user

To modify the user after creation, you’d want to use usermod from the CLI. The argument would be the same as it is for useradd, so you’d run:

usermod -d /home/user user

Where /home/user is the home path you want to assign to the user and user is the username of the user you want to create or modify.