In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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 Ubuntu
Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.
sudo apt update sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu.
Now we import the Microsoft GPG key using the following command:
wget -q https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Next, enable the Visual Studio Code repository:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main"
Then, use the apt command to install Visual Studio Code:
sudo apt update sudo apt install code
Step 4. Accessing Visual Studio Code.
Once the Visual Studio Code is installed on your system, you can launch it either from the command line or by clicking on the Visual Studio Code icon in graphical mode:
That’s all you need to do to install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.