Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

Allow user to edit and add files to /var/www

sudo adduser <username> www-data
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www
sudo chmod -R g+rwX /var/www

The user should then be able to edit /var/www/ files without hassle.

The first line adds the user to the www-data group, the second line clears up any files with messed up ownership, and the third makes it so that all users who are members of the www-data group can read and write all files in /var/www.

If you are logged in as <username> you need to log out and log back in for the group membership to take effect.

Source : http://askubuntu.com/questions/19898/whats-the-simplest-way-to-edit-and-add-files-to-var-www

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