How to install Visual Studio Code on Linux Mint 18

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I have wrote about the installation of PowerShell Core in Linux Mint 18 yesterday. Today, I want to show you, how to install Visual Studio Code on Linux Mint 18. The installation is really easy:

  1. Download the deb package
  2. Install the deb package
  3. Run Visual Studio Code

You can download the latest packages for Windows, Linux (deb and rpm, if you want even a tar ball), and Mac on the Visual Studio Code download page. Download the deb file. To install the package, open a Terminal window and run dpkg .

[email protected] ~/Downloads
 % sudo dpkg -i code_1.17.1-1507645403_amd64.deb 
[sudo] password for patrick: 
Selecting previously unselected package code.
(Reading database ... 236413 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack code_1.17.1-1507645403_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking code (1.17.1-1507645403) ...
Setting up code (1.17.1-1507645403) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22+linuxmint1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
[email protected] ~/Downloads
Visual Studio Code on Linux

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sudo  might ask you for a password. That’s it! Now you can simply start VS Code.After you have installed your favorite extensions, VS Code is ready to code.

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