I am not so into Linux and I have the following problem.
I have installed a LAMP environment of an Ubuntu Linux system dedicated to the develop (it is on my PC and it is not a production server).
So I am trying to set the /var/www as the workspace of Aptana (the IDE that I use for PHP develop) but I can't do it because I have not the permission to write in this directory (I think that it is my logged user that have not this permission).
So I done:
sudo chown -R andrea:www-data /var/www/ sudo chmod -R g+s /var/www/
First I set my user (named andrea) as the owner of the /var/www/ directory (so I that it means that it can write into this directory) and assigns the www-data group.
Then I set this directory with g+s makes all new files created in said directory have their group set to the directory's group.
The problem is that when now I try to access to this /var/www/ directory I obtain a permission denied error message, something like this:
andrea@andrea-virtual-machine:/var$ cd www/ andrea@andrea-virtual-machine:/var/www$ ls ls: impossibile aprire la directory .: Permesso negato
The text is in italian and means: impossible to open the directory: access denied
Why? What am I missing? How can I solve this issue?
EDIT-1: This is the output of the sudo ls -al /var/www command:
andrea@andrea-virtual-machine:/var/www$ sudo ls -al /var/www [sudo] password for andrea: totale 16 d-wx--s--x 4 andrea www-data 4096 apr 27 15:19 . drwxr-xr-x 14 root root 4096 apr 27 11:53 .. drwxr-sr-x 2 andrea www-data 4096 apr 27 12:08 html drwxrwsr-x 3 andrea www-data 4096 apr 27 15:20 .metadata