Another developer created partitions, one with mount point as root and another with mount point as home. Home is full, so I have no option other than to store new files in root.
Problem is, folders created in root always need sudo permissions. Even for copying files into it.
Is there a reason it is this way? For now, I just used
sudo mkdir to create a folder in root and did a
chmod 777, but I'm sure that's not the right way to deal with this.