Restrict user to create folders but should able to create or upload files


I have created a user in linux and I’m trying to restrict them in creating sub folders in their home directory, but they should still able to upload or create files.

Hope someone can help me here.


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Hi there @viniprince39,

I don’t think that there is an easy way of achieving this.

As of the time being, I believe that allowing users to create files but not creating directories is currently not possible with the ext4 file system.

A workaround would be to disable the access to the mkdir command for the specific users. That way they will not be able to create directories.

Regards, Bobby

Hi Bobby,

Thank you for your inputs. I have changed the mkdir permissions and the user is not able to create a folder when they login from Putty, however, when they are logged in from Coreftp or Filezilla or winscp, they are still able to create a folder.

Do you know how we can restrict them when login from Filezill or anyother applications…?