How Do I Edit a File inside a Docker Container?
If you want to edit a file inside a docker container, you can follow these steps:
1. Find the id of the container
To find the id of the running container, you can use the following command:
docker container ls
The container id look something like this
2. Launch the shell inside the container
To launch the shell inside the container, use the following command
docker exec -u 0 -it 8662ea2fa000 /bin/bash
3. Edit the file
Now that you have access to containers shell, you can install your favorite editor and start editing.
To install nano editor, run the following command:
apt update apt install nano
Then you can start editing like this:
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