I need to edit some local text files on my iPhone but so far, all the apps I have downloaded do not navigate the OS3 file tree for me to open, edit and save them.

I need to do this on my iPhone as I can no longer access it via ssh or with the iPhone cable. One of the files I want to edit is an ssh config file which is what is not allowing ssh connections.

Any suggestions of applications or other simple methods that I could use?

  • Load up Dropbox with your text files and download their iPhone app. – digitxp Dec 29 '10 at 3:03
  • Based on your question, I added the [jailbreak] tag. If that's incorrect, please remove it (or let me know if I need to). – Dori Dec 29 '10 at 9:50

You can do this with iFile.

This application will let you browse the local file system.
Locate your config file, then open it using the built-in Text Viewer
(it also has viewers/players for other file formats such as PDF or MP3).

Despite the name the Text Viewer will actually let you edit and save the file.

  • the link is broken – Sklivvz Jan 2 '11 at 18:24
  • Sorry, I have no idea why the link doesn't work. You will have to click the link, then use the menu to navigate to Applications > iFile – Xavier Jan 2 '11 at 18:30

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