How to change recursion limit (file limit list) in pure-ftpd

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How to change recursion limit (file limit list) in pure-ftpd

By default, pure-ftp server has a limit on a number of files displayed through an ftp client. It is usualy 2000 or 7500, if you need more files displayed follow this quick tutorial.

Solution :- Just login to your Server with root user and do the following changes in your ftp configuration :-

1. Open the main ftp configuration file.
2. root@centos[~]# vi /etc/pure-ftpd/pure-ftpd.conf
3. Search or scroll till you see “LimitRecursion”


LimitRecursion 2000 8

2000 represents the number of files displayed and 8 number of subdirectories.

4. Change it to whatever you want for example:

LimitRecursion 75000 15

5. Just save the file after modification and restart the pureftp server with the following command :-

root@centos[~]# /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd restart

Now you can upload and view total 75000 files through ftp and 15 parallel subdirectories are allowed.

Enjoy 🙂


If you are running PURE FTPD on WHM & cPanel server, the location of the .conf file is:


If this change still has no effect, you can edit it here:

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