I am very new to linux and am using putty and pscp to move files to a live hosted directory. I would like to rename my recently uploaded dist folder to its actual project name using mv but get a permission denied error. What is the safest and most reasonable way to arrange these files so I can rename them?
lawton@lawtonb:/var/www/html$ ls -la
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Aug 30 16:42 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Aug 18 23:05 ..
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lawton lawton 253276 Aug 27 18:06 bundle.js
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 30 16:42 dist
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17 Aug 18 23:24 info.php
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 27 18:59 react-youtube
lawton@lawtonb:/var/www/html$ mv dist BTC_Sorter
mv: cannot move 'dist' to 'BTC_Sorter': Permission denied
If this is a one-time rename, your best course of action would be to run
sudo, like this:
sudo mv dist BTC_Sorter
If, however, you'd like to have permissions for your user or group, you should do some reading about
chown (The link belongs to the Arch Linux wiki, but should be useful regardless of your distro).
In your particular case, the directory
dist is owned both by the user and the group
root, hence why you'd need to use
chown or simply the