How to see all folders in SSH/Ubuntu

December 18, 2014 1.5k views


I am installing a WordPress website and I already installed Ubuntu with Nginx, PHP, MySql and WordPress in the /var/www/html folder, but now I can't seem to access the folder anymore. I know its there because WordPress loads just fine in Chrome, but when I enter ls -la in the SSH console I can't see the var/www/... location. It must be some kind of permission issue but I cant figure it out. Can I get some help?

Here is a screenshot

1 Answer

Looking at your screenshot it appears that you had made it to the correct location but immediately changed back to your home directory. The command:

cd ~

will switch you back to your home directory. For the user root this is /root

You can change to your /var/www/html directory with the command:

cd /var/www/html

you should then be able to use the following to view your files

ls -lh
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