How to edit root-protected files & folders over SFTP using filezilla?

  • Posted on November 23, 2014
  • anon55Asked by anon55

So I connected to my server using SFTP with filezilla and I’m trying to edit a root-protected HTML file. I’m getting open for write: permission denied errors as expected since it’s a root protected file. Is there a way to “sudo” with filezilla?

note: I disabled the ability to connect to root with SSH.

Show comments

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

My solution with apache2 at ubuntu 18.04 :

  • I add username to www-data group (adduser username www-data)
  • I give chmod 775 to www folder (chmod -R 775 /var/www/html)

This question was answered by @anon55:

My current solution is to give the user write permission to that specific www folder using chown -R username directory. Is this how developers usually edit www folders or is there a better solution?

View the original comment