chown all files and folders/subfolder content www-data:www-data for /var/www/html ?

Hello, I need to manually upload a backup for my WP project under /var/www/html. My issue is that this gives all files root root permission. I tried chown www-data:www-data /var/www/html But that doesn’t seem to work.

So how do I do this? Thanks for your help in advance!

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You need to run the command recursively, you can do that with the -R argument:

sudo chow -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html

Regards, Bobby