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I have a few folder in one of my ubuntu machine in the directory /export/home/ as -

user1
user2
user3

Whenever any user login to that machine, it always takes him to that directory as a default. If I am user1, and I am logging in to that machine, then after logging, if I do pwd, I always see -

/export/home/user1

Now what I am supposed to do is, I have opened a winscp on my desktop as user1 to connect to that machine, and then I need to copy a file from my desktop to user2 folder but whenever I try to open user2 folder in winscp, it always gives me -

Permission denied error..

Is there any way, I can ask user2 to give me permission (by logging into his account from putty) to copy the files using winscp from my desktop to user2 folder?

  • A winscp session is very similar to an interactive shell session. You'll have the same permissions as if you had SSH'd to the box, so the same workarounds would apply here. Maybe have users create world writeable drop locations? – ernie Dec 11 '13 at 0:01
  • But there should be some way that user can login into his account using Putty to give me access right? – david Dec 11 '13 at 0:04
  • Yes, my point was that it's standard linux permissions. So they can create a directory you can write to, make their home directory world writeable, etc, etc. Using SCP is no different than having logged in via Putty and trying to copy the file on the command line - you still wouldn't have permissions to write to their home directory, and they'll have to create a directory you can write to. – ernie Dec 11 '13 at 1:04
  • If you have sudo power, you can copy the file across to your folder from anywhere within the system. – Darius Dec 11 '13 at 2:53

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