How To Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is an open-source, cross-platform code editor that helps programmers quickly and easily write code in various programming languages. With its vast library of extensions and themes and its intuitive user interface, VS Code is sure to make your coding experience more enjoyable. Visual Studio Code is free and available on your favorite platforms such as Linux, macOS, and Windows.

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 Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install curl apt-transport-https

Step 2. Installing Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install Microsoft Teams from APT repositories.

By default, the Visual Studio Code is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Visual Studio Code repository to your Ubuntu system:

echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/ms-vscode-keyring.gpg] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list

Next, import the GPG key:

curl -sSL https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/ms-vscode-keyring.gpg

Next, update the Ubuntu repository and install the latest version of Visual Studio Code. using the below command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install code
  • Install Visual Studio Code using Deb Binary.

Now we download .deb file installer from the official website of Microsoft Visual Studio Code:

wget -O vscode.deb 'https://code.visualstudio.com/sha/download?build=stable&os=linux-deb-x64'

After the file is downloaded, install it using the following command below:

sudo apt install ./vscode.deb

Step 3. Accessing Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Visual Studio Code or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:

code

Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed VS Code. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VS Code website.

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