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<randymarsh9> what's the proper way to administer a remote linux server?
<aeyxa> ssh
<phogg> randymarsh9: Hire me to use ssh.
<randymarsh9> phogg: do you take bitcoin
<phogg> randymarsh9: no, I take payment only in Linux support. That YOU provide, later.
<phogg> to other people
<randymarsh9> what is ssh file transfer protocol claled
<aeyxa> sftp
<SporkWitch> scp
<phogg> sftp > scp, but sure you can use scp too
<randymarsh9> ok i want to use scp but whenever i try to edit/move file i get access denied
<randymarsh9> only root has access to modify those files
<SporkWitch> you've answered your own question then
<randymarsh9> i can't login as root though
<randymarsh9> there's gotta be a simple way to do this without changing folder permissions everytime
<randymarsh9> i know how from ssh but want to do the same from scp
<aeyxa> There is, you log in as root
<randymarsh9> no, i turned that shit off because some stupid security blog told me it's the right thing to do
<randymarsh9> you are basically telling me the hard way to do it
<randymarsh9> i already know how to do it the hard way i was looking for something easier through scp
<randymarsh9> telling me to login as root is hardly an answer
<aeyxa> randymarsh9: Log in as your user, then sudo up to root
<randymarsh9> aeyxa: how do you sudo up in scp
<aeyxa> randymarsh9: What files are you moving, where are you moving them from, what have you tried.
<randymarsh9> aeyxa: want to edit files in /etc/
<aeyxa> randymarsh9: Do you have permission to use the root account?
<randymarsh9> yes, but the login through scp with root is turned off
<aeyxa> randymarsh9: If you only want to edit files, I don't know why you're asking about scp and sftp.
<randymarsh9> aeyxa: because if i do it through scp i'm able to use the gui

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