How to Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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How to Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code is a source code editor for Windows, Linux, and Mac. Besides offering code editing functions, it offers additional tools like debugging, running tasks, and version control. Visual Studio Code allows you to open, edit, and compile code quickly, making it ideal for everyday use. Supporting a variety of languages, you can quickly get started with Visual Studio Code’s syntax highlighting, bracket matching, automatic indentation, box selection among other features. It qualifies as an integrated development environment, allowing developers to test and write code at the same time. Get started with Visual Code and make sure your work is flawless. Let’s begin with the installation process.

For Ubuntu systems to be registered with VPSie, you need to create a VPSie account if you don’t have one already.

Our example is based on an Ubuntu instance with GUI installed. Here is a link that will guide you to installing Ubuntu’s GUI if you do not already have it installed.




Now open your terminal and run the following commands to update your system.



# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y







Step 1: Download VS-code Package







Visit the official website for the latest Package. You can see the .deb package and download it.

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Step 2: Install Vs-code






Navigate to the downloaded folder:


# cd Downloads/




Now in this article we are going to install it via terminal, Run the following command to do so:



# sudo dpkg -i code_1.65.2-1646927742_amd64.deb
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Verify that the icon for VScode is created on the Application menu and open it. 

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Now you can use the Vs code, it has been successfully installed on your Ubuntu instance. We hope you enjoyed this article.

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