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I am pretty sure this there is an easy solution to this problem but I just can't seem to find the answer.

Here is my issue. I have installed vsftpd on my ubuntu 10.04. I created a group and a user for this and set up the password. I can now ftp to my server and read all the files I want; however, I cannot write/edit/delete any folders. I have made sure I have changed the group/user of /var/www to the newly created group and given 777 permissions recursively. I still can't edit/upload/delete anything at all.

Can anyone help with this?

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look at your vsftpd.conf - out of the box all write commands are disabled –  Eugen Rieck Jan 24 '12 at 17:03

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check that write_enable is erm enabled write_enable=YES

The default is NO and it affects the following commands STOR, DELE, RNFR, RNTO, MKD, RMD, APPE and SITE which can change the filesystem.

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