I keep getting "Permission denied" when trying to edit files, and I've tried everything I've googled to try and fix this. Here is a picture of the problem I'm referring to. Here's what I know:

1) I've used touch on a specific file in the directory I'm wanting to edit, and I did not get a "Permission denied response" - see this image

2) The group does have full access to the files, and my account is a member of that group.

Please let me know if there's anything else I can do, thanks.

  • Are you using andrewh account in WinSCP? Can you post a log file? Sep 12, 2018 at 6:01

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May be stupid, but I tried editing files while they were in the Pi. Transferring files back and forth were fine though.

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