In this tutorial we will show you how to install Visual Studio Code on Debian 9 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 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 through the step by step installation Visual Studio Code on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.
Install Visual Studio Code on Debian 9 Stretch
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:
apt update apt upgrade apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https curl
Step 2. Install Visual Studio Code on Debian 9.
First, Import the Microsoft GPG key using the following curl command:
curl -sSL https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo apt-key add -
Then, Add the Visual Studio Code repository to your system:
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 following command:
sudo apt update sudo apt install code
Step 3. Starting Visual Studio Code.
Once the VS Code is installed on your Debian system you can launch it either from the command line by typing the code or by clicking on the VS Code icon (Activities -> Visual Studio Code).
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Visual Studio Code. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Visual Studio on your Debian 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Visual Studio Code web site.