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Export files using RSYNC and SSH on Mac

I am trying to move my local wordpress folder to the server, how when I tried to move the files, I keep getting the error permission denied.

My procedure /var/www/html$ user@100.200.300.1:/Applications/MAMP/htdocs/wordpresstest/


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@jgacuca

Starting a new reply as the previous one is at it’s limit.

You’re not using root as I specified in the command I provided :-). As a result, unless the user you’re trying to upload as owns that directory, the command will fail.

For example, you’re trying to connect using jgacuca567 in the screenshot. If that user doesn’t own the directory /var/www/html, then that user will not be allowed to upload files to it.

You can see who owns the directory by running:

ls -al /var/www

You would need to run (on the Droplet):

chown -R jgacuca567:jgacuca567 /var/www/html

To change ownership of the files and directories if you plan on using that user with rsync. The root user doesn’t require any specific permissions simply because it’s root and root has access to read and write to any directory or file.

@Woet, Making Progress, I made a user using dscl, however the permissions is still being denied.

Folder Upload

@Woet I did, and it failed, see error.

On Mac