I've decided to learn Joomla and I setup an ubuntu environment as a test bed. I was able to get the basics working. I am struggling with file permissions.
I log onto my ubuntu machine as user 'myUser/. But all the web stuff goes under /var/www
In order to edit a file i have to 'sudo vi' or 'chown myUser'. I eventually got tired of that and did a 'sudo chmod -R 777 /var/www' . This shotgun method worked, but I can't imaging its good practice.
How do I setup myUser to edit /var/www for easy editing and still maintain some decent security?