How to edit files in Azure Cloud Shell

Azure Cloud Shell is a great tool to manage your Azure resources directly within the Azure Portal, Microsoft Docs, the Azure Mobile App or With Azure Files you even get persistent , which you can use to store , Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, files and other tools. Sometimes you want to make a quick change to one of the files you are using in the Azure Cloud Shell, for that the Azure Cloud Shell comes with text editors like vi, vim, nano, and emacs. However, my favorite editor in Cloud Shell is code. Code is an editor based on the Code open-source project Monaco. Monaco is the same web-standards based editor that powers Code, and the editor is now integrated directly into Cloud Shell.


To open files in code simple write:


For example:

code azureresourcemanager.json

You can also just open code in a specific folder:

code .

To save the file, you can simply click on the top right to save file or press CTRL + S. To close the editor you can again use the menu on the top right or press CTRL + Q.

I hope you this gives you a quick look at how you can edit files in Azure Cloud Shell. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments.


This article was originally published by Microsoft's Entra (Azure AD) Blog. You can find the original article here.