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Trying to access a folder inside /var/www with:

cd layout

I get the following response:

bash: cd: layout: Permission denied

When I list the details, I get:

drwxrw---- 7 www-data www-data 4096 Apr  9 15:21 layout

I've not seen this www-data before - what is it and how do I correct it?

Edit (more info): I can access these files with root through nautilus.

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www-data is the user apache uses for the website. This is set in the config file for apache.

$ grep wwww-data /etc/apache2
envvars:export APACHE_RUN_USER=www-data
envvars:export APACHE_RUN_GROUP=www-data

The Apache user/group should only have read access to the files in the web root so keep them as they are.

You should create a new group (something like www-admin) that has write access to those files and then add yourself to that group instead.

usermod -a -G www andy

[#31834] Saturday, July 2, 2022, 2 Years  [reply] [flag answer]
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