How to edit file from ftp?

I fave ftp server with file aaa.txt
i want to read number from file and directly change it
is it posible and how?
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FTP does not allow files to be changed directly, if the server is linux, you can setup Shell access which will allow file changes.

otherwise you have to download the file, modify it and reupload

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right, you can't change files through ftp, if you're trying to achieve that there can be many other options, depending on how much control you have over the server, if you can install a service on that server, perhaps, you could expose some functions to allow you to modify files on the server, othewise, as sakuya_su mentions, you have to download the file, modify it, and upload it
Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerCommented:
I would download it into a stream update it and then reupload it.

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  ss: TStringStream;
  sl: TStringList;
  ss := TStringStream.Create('');
  sl := TStringList.Create;
    IdFTP1.Get('test.txt', ss);
    ss.Position := 0;
    sl.Text := ss.Datastring;
    if sl.Count > 0 then
      sl[0] := 'This line changed';
    if sl.Count > 0 then
      IdFTP1.Put(ss, 'test.txt');
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