I have file with owner www-data and group www-data. When I modified this file, it automatically change file owner to current user victor and group victor.

Can I modified foreign file without owner and group changes?

NOTE: Manually change file owner and group after edit does not fit

NOTE: I use Sublime Text 3 text editor for editing files

  • I updated my answer with a better solution, perhaps you want to check it out – kos Apr 12 '15 at 6:07

Add yourself permanently to the www-data group:

adduser <username> www-data

<username> = your username

Or, alternatively, use sudo to temporarily launch subl as a member of the www-data group:

sudo -g www-data subl <file_path>

<file_path> = your file's path

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