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How To Install Visual Studio Code on Rocky Linux 9

Install Visual Studio Code on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Visual Studio Code on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Visual Studio Code, also known as VS Code, is an open-source code editor built by Microsoft. Visual Studio Code has become one of the most popular IDEs for coding. It has integrated Git and Docker support, a code debugger, and code autocompletion. Microsoft Visual Studio Code also has an extensive extension library that can further support dedicated software development and coding to enrich and help develop and use the software.

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 the Visual Studio Code on Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems:  Rocky Linux 9.
  • 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 Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install dnf-utils

Step 2. Installing Visual Studio Code on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, VS Code is not available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Visual Studio Code stable repository to your system:

sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[code]\nname=Visual Studio Code\nbaseurl=https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/vscode\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc" > /etc/yum.repos.d/vscode.repo'

Next, import the GPG key:

sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc

Now, run the following command to install the latest stable version of VS Code to your server:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install code

Step 3. Accessing Visual Studio Code on Rocky Linux 9.

Once the installation is completed, open the Thunderbird on your system by using the application search bar. Click on the ‘Activities’ and then type ‘Visual Studio Code’ in the application search box or launch the application immediately using the following command below


Install Visual Studio Code on Rocky Linux 9

Congratulations! You have successfully installed VS Code. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Visual Studio Code on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VS 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 idroot.us, 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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