In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Visual Studio Code on Debian 11. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with
sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.
Install Visual Studio Code on Debian 11
Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install curl apt-transport-https
Step 2. Install Visual Studio Code on Debian system.
- Install Visual Studio Code from the official repository
Microsoft provides VS Code package through its official repository. Now, add the Microsoft Visual Studio Code repository to your 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
Download and import the Microsoft signing GPG key:
curl -sSL https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/ms-vscode-keyring.gpg
Install the Visual Studio Code package with:
sudo apt update sudo apt install code
Step 3. Accessing Visual Studio Code on Debian.
Once complete step-by-step process installation, VS Code can be launched from the command line by typing code or by clicking on the VS Code icon (“
Applications -> Programming -> Visual Studio Code”). When you start VS Code for the first time, a window like the following will be displayed:
That’s all you need to do to install the VS Code on Debian (Bullseye). I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading Visual Studio Code on Debian’s system, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.