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What you are doing is connecting with FTP over SSH (that's what SFTP is). So you are only able to do the operations that your user is permitted to do over SSH - if your user doesn't own or doesn't belong to a group that has write permissions on the files you are trying to edit or the folders you are trying to create files in, you won't be able to do this ...


Have you tried executing the command ls -l on the folder tou want to read/write on? The user you connect with might not have enough rights. This is usually the case when another user has created the files you want to access. While ls -l lets you check who is the owner of the file/directory you want to access, to change permissions you can use chmod (more ...

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