In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Visual Studio Code on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Visual Studio Code is a free and open-source cross-platform code editor developed by Microsoft. It has built-in debugging support, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, code completion, integrated terminal, code refactoring, and snippets. Visual Studio Code functionality can be extended using extensions. 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 Debian 10 (Buster).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- 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 Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
apt update apt upgrade apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https curl
Step 2. Installing Visual Studio Code on Debian 10.
Now import the Microsoft GPG key using the following curl command:
curl -sSL https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo apt-key add -
Next, add the Visual Studio Code repository:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main"
Once the repository is added, install the latest version of Visual Studio Code using the following command:
sudo apt update sudo apt install code
Step 3. Accessing Visual Studio Code.
Visual Studio Code can be launched from the command line by typing code or by clicking on the VS Code icon (“Applications -> Programming -> Visual Studio Code”).
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Visual Studio Code. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Visual Studio on your Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Visual Studio Code website.