Visual Studio Code is a and open source cross-platform code editor owned by Microsoft. It includes support for debugging, embedded Git control and GitHub, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, and code refactoring. You can extend Visual Studio Code functionality using extensions. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Visual Studio Code on CentOS 7 system.
Ensure that you should logged in with non-root user account with sudo privileges.
Install Visual Studio Code on CentOS
To install Visual Studio Code on your CentOS system perform following steps :
At first, you have to import the Microsoft GPG key using the following command:
sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
After that make repo file as following to enable the Visual Studio Code repository:
sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/vscode.repo
Add the below content in to that file:
[code] name=Visual Studio Code baseurl=https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/vscode enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
Save and close the file.
Finally, once the repository enabled you have to type below command to install Visual Studio Code on your system:
sudo yum install code
That’s it. You have successfully install Visual Studio Code on your CentOS desktop and it’s ready to use.
Start Visual Studio Code
Now Visual Studio Code is installed on your system. You can launch it using terminal by typing
code or by clicking on the VS Code icon (
Application -> Programming -> Visual Studio Code).
When it will launch first time by your system it will look screen like as below:
Now you can use and customize the Visual Studio Code by installing extensions.
Update Visual Studio Code
You can update the Visual Studio Code when a new version is released. You can update it through your desktop standard Software Update tool. Alternatively, you can update by running the following commands in your terminal:
sudo yum update
You have successfully installed VS Code on your CentOS 7 system. You can install extensions and configuring VS Code according to your preferences. Install Additional Components and customize your User and Workspace Settings. To get more details about VS Code visit their official documentation page.
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