Dive into this comprehensive guide on “How to install VSCode on Linux Ubuntu” and “How to install VSCode on Linux Mint”. We’ll walk you through the straightforward steps to install Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code, commonly known as VSCode, on these popular Linux distributions. Whether you’re using Ubuntu, Mint, or any other Debian-based Linux distribution, we’ve got you covered with the official packages for a seamless installation experience.
Visual Studio Code, or simply VSCode, is a mild source code editor that provides comprehensive support and easy understanding for editing, navigation and code clearance.
Based on a rich extensibility model and mild integration with existing tools. VSCODE is free and based on open source for Linux, Windows and MacOS.
You can easily install VSCode extensions to add new interface languages, programming languages, themes, debugers and for connect to additional services such as databases or APIs.
In this tutorial I will show you how to install Visual Studio Code (VSCODE) on Linux Mint or Ubuntu.
A VSCode installation package is supplied for use in Debian based systems, like Linux Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Kali Linux, etc.
You can check the latest packages on the VSCode download page. If you want to use the
wget command line to get the
.deb package directly, first install WGET as below.
Install the WGET if not present.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install wget
However, we will use an APT package of the Microsoft repository to install and keep up to date our Visual Studio Code editor.
The APT repository key is required to validate the signed packages to be installed.
Add the key to the system using the commands below:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/
With the APT key imported to the system, proceed to add the contents of the repository.
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'
The contents are recorded in the file
Run the update of the APT package catalog and then install Visual Studio Code:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install code
After waiting for the installation to finish you can run the editor by calling it directly on the command line, or through the system menu:
If you want to execute Visual Studio Code with a specific folder opened in IDE, browse it through the command line console at the terminal, and run the
code command with a point (
cd my-source-code code .
One of the advantages of VSCode is the possibility of improving the environment with extensions developed by the community.
With them you can config the IDE to better meet your stack needs and preferences as a software developer.
Read in this article what extensions you should install to improve your productivity: VSCode extensions for developers.
Very well, now that you have learned how to install the VSCode on Linux Ubuntu and Mint, hands on and a lot of productivity in programming.