Can i edit files inside android shell(adb shell)

From android shell, is there a way I can edit a file?

Simple files like .rc or some script files, if I want to change the values, currently I am pulling them, changing and pushing back. Somehow this I feel is not good.

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    Also, I have root permissions on my device. So if i have to install some root applications, i can do it.

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  • 3 Solutions collect form web for “Can i edit files inside android shell(adb shell)”

    You can create text files using:

     $ cat > filename.txt
    

    You can add lines to a text files using:

     $ cat >> filename.txt
    

    Both commands can be terminated using ctrl-D.

    A simplified version of vi for Android is contained in Busybox. Assuming you’re running Windows, once you’ve installed Busybox (and you do need root permissions to do so), I recommend you follow the instructions at https://stackoverflow.com/a/29033010/5025060 to accomplish full screen text editing on your Android device from your Windows PC screen.

    I’ve also noticed that the default shell is sh and after entering bash I could use nano.

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