How To Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 15.04

Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 15.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Visual Studio Code on your Ubuntu 15.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is available free for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Visual Studio Code on the Ubuntu 15.04 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 15.04.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 15.04

Step 1. First, you can get the latest Ubuntu Make by using the official PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make

Step 2. Next, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 3. Install Ubuntu Make.

We will be using Ubuntu Make for installing Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

Step 4. Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 15.04.

Installing Visual Studio Code is as simple as running just one command:

umake web visual-studio-code

Once it is installed, you can see that the Visual Studio Code icon has already been locked to the Unity Launcher. Just click on it to run it. If you want to run VSCode from the terminal, create the following link substituting /path/to/vscode/Code with the absolute path to the Code executable:

sudo ln -s /path/to/vscode/Code /usr/local/bin/code

Optional, to uninstall ubuntu make and remove the visual studio code:

umake web visual-studio-code --remove
sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-make

Congratulations! You have successfully installed the Visual Studio Code. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu 15.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Visual Studio Code website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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