In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Visual Studio Code on CentOS 7. 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 a CentOS 7.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
- 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).
non-root sudo useror 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 CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum clean all yum install -y epel-release yum -y update
Step 2. Installing Visual Studio Code on CentOS 7.
Importing the Microsoft GPG key:
sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
Next, create the following repo file to enable the Visual Studio Code repository:
sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/vscode.repo
Paste the following 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
Next, update the package cache and install Visual Studio with:
sudo yum install code
Step 3. Starting Visual Studio Code.
Now that VS Code is installed on your CentOS system you can launch it either from the command line by typing code or by clicking on the VS Code icon (Applications -> Accessories -> Visual Studio Code).
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Visual Studio Code. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Visual Studio in CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Visual Studio Code website.