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How to do I solve the access permission problem for any folders in Ubuntu??

I am currently trying to copy a folder from one Ubuntu to another Ubuntu machine using "scp" command.

scp -r foldername ipaddress_of_other_machine:directorypath

It shows like this:

scp: permission denied.
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Try doing it as root. You might need to name the user at the target system, too, if it is not the same one.

sudo scp -r <directory> <user>@<IP>:<directory>

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