i just started a lamp deployment on google cloud and i was trying to transfer some file form my old server using wget, so this is the command i sent:
[email protected]:/var/www/html# wget http://example.com/file.zip


this was the output
--2015-05-12 02:55:09-- http://example.com/
Resolving tuiz.com (tuiz.com)... 150.263.248.110
Connecting to tuiz.com (tuiz.com)|150.263.248.110... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [zip]
index.html: Permission denied
Cannot write to `file.zip' (Permission denied).


I am not going to bored you with all the details but I am to tell you how I was able to solve this.

As you can see from my command, I am sending this command from the html directory and I am logged in as root, so why do I have permission problems when im already logged in as root?

When I got this error it didn't make sense because it the same permissions but I am already logged in as root.

After researching I found a way to make it work

Simply move to the temporary directory and the send the command from the GNP directory

cd /tmp


now resend the wget command and you will see that it works. in the past, if didn't have to go to the tmp directory. i was using CentOS, and now i am using Debian. maybe its a Debian thing.. i dont know.??

these are my configurations.

Source image
debian-7-wheezy-v20150423

permission:
Permissions
User info
Disabled
Compute
Disabled
Storage
Read Only
Task queue
Disabled
BigQuery
Disabled
Cloud SQL
Disabled
Cloud Datastore
Disabled
Cloud Logging
Write Only
Cloud Monitoring
Disabled
Cloud Platform
Disabled

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