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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.

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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?

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