How To Install Visual Studio Code on Manjaro 20

Install Visual Studio Code on Manjaro 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Visual Studio Code on Manjaro 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Visual Studio Code is a free cross-platform source-code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux, and macOS. VS Code comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript, and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Java, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity). You can easily install extensions to add new languages, themes, debuggers, and to connect to additional services

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 of Visual Studio Code on a Manjaro 20 (Nibia).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro 20.
  • 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 Manjaro 20 Nibia

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:

sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -S git

Step 2. Installing Visual Studio Code on Manjaro 20.

  • Install Visual Studio Code from the AUR repository

Now we clone the Visual Studio Code’s AUR repository with the following command:

cd ~/tmp
git clone
cd visual-studio-code-bin/
makepkg -si
  • Install Visual Studio Code using Snap

Run the following command to install Snap packages:

sudo pacman -S snapd
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

To install Visual Studio Code, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install code --classic

Step 3. Accessing Visual Studio Code on Manjaro.

Once VS Code is successfully installed on your Manjaro system, Now you can go to the Application Menu and look for Visual Studio Code there. You should see the Visual Studio Code icon as marked in the screenshot below:

Install Visual Studio Code on Manjaro 20

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Visual Studio Code. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Visual Studio Code on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Visual Studio Code website.

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