Thanks for your feedback,
so you would suggest using a serial connection to transfer the data between the edison and the pc? I should have mentioned that I use the Sparkfun Base board, which has a "Console" Micro USB Port for Console access.
I could write a companion application for the pc, which uses the "console" connection to get data from the shell. Wouldn't be a plug and play solution, though.
My mistake, I assumed that you were using an Arduino Expansion board. Still, you can adjust the method to work with the hardware available, but yes, if you’re just using the Edison module and the SparkFun Base block this method won’t be a plug and play solution.