SFTP permissions command
Hello. I am trying to edit files on my droplet via SFTP (using espresso on a mac). I'm a frontend dev and not used to this workflow, but my dev has left me in a bit of a lurch so I was hoping someone could help.
I can view files fine, but when I try to save I get the error: "You don't have permission to perform this action."
From what I've read on the community here, the most common fix for this is:
sudo usermod -a -G www-data $USER sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www
However I do not now how to make these commands apply to m. For example do I need to replace $USER with my username and do I keep the dollar sign etc? And I'm not quite sure what the www-data etc represents. i am worried about experimenting and messing something up so I wish to ask first!
If it helps my sftp connection is using this remote path: ../../var/www/event