How to Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu Desktop
In this article I am going to explain how easy and fast it is to install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 18.04, One of the most popular Linux distribution.
To install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 18.04/16.04, we can use either gdebi package manager or vscode apt repository. We will look at both methods.
Download and Install Visual Studio Code with gdebi
The easiest and best method is to download the vscode .deb package and install it using the gdebi command. So first of all make sure you have install gdebi-core package on your Ubuntu Desktop.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
Next, we need to download vs code for Ubuntu, Go to vscode download page and download the .deb package for Ubuntu 18.04.
Once the download is finished, Open the Ubuntu terminal, move to the download directory and execute:
sudo gdebi code_1.19.2-1515599945_amd64.deb
And that is all you have to do to install vscode on Ubuntu Linux.
If you want to make vscode your default text editor, run following command:
xdg-mime default code.desktop text/plain
Install vscode code on Ubuntu using apt repository
It is also possible to install visual studio code on Ubuntu with apt repository by doing the following steps.
First download the gpg key using the curl command:
curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg
Move the gpg key to the /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d directory:
sudo mv microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg
Create repository file:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'
Then, install visual studio code with apt-get command:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install code
Manage IDE from the Command Line
The vscode IDE includes a command line tool called code which can use to manage the IDE directly from the Ubuntu terminal.
To open a new file, Execute:
To open a folder with vscode, Type:
code --install-extension dbaeumer.vscode-eslint
To list installed extensions, Type:
VS Code is a lightweight IDE from Microsoft used for web application development and can be installed on Linux, Windows and MacOS.