Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is a powerful, lightweight, and cross-platform source code editor.
ArcoLinux is a rolling release Linux distribution based on Arch Linux.
- ArcoLinux was installed using the ArcoLinuxL ISO with the easy installation option.
- The examples shown in this article were performed using Xfce Terminal.
- ArcoLinux was fully updated using the
sudo pacman -Syucommand.
You could use the
paru command. I chose to use the
pamac command. Pamac is Manjaro’s
package manager and has intuitive parameter names. For examples of using the
commands, see my
“Install PowerShell on ArcoLinux”
You use the
-h parameter to determine the syntax of the
To search for packages, you use the
pamac search vscode
info parameter provides you with more information about a package:
pamac info visual-studio-code-bin
You use the
install parameter to install packages. The following example installs Visual Studio
sudo pamac install visual-studio-code-bin
You’ve successfully installed Visual Studio Code. I enabled settings sync from within Visual Studio Code. It automatically installed all of my extensions including the PowerShell extension. I ran a few commands to show Visual Studio Code is indeed running on ArcoLinux:
Get-Content -Path /etc/os-release lsb_release -a uname -r