Unable to see my User directory in HDFS

If you want to see the files present in your HDFS user directory. Please use the command below:
hdfs dfs -ls /user/<User Name> or hadoop fs -ls /user/<User Name>

If you are not getting any data by trying above command.
Please go through the below command to create file & copy into your HDFS user directory.

touch test.txt
hdfs dfs -put test.txt /user/<User Name>

And you will have read & write full permissions to your directory itself.


If you want to create a new directory in ‘/user/training’ directory as you are not having write permission to this user directory. You will get ‘Permission denied’ error.

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