This article will cover how to install Visual Studio Code on Arch Linux.

VS Code is available in the official Arch Linux repository as a community package.

Installing VS Code.

sudo pacman -S code

You can learn more about the package through Pacman.

pacman -Si code

The command above should output similar information to the tile below.

Repository : community Name : code Version : 1.61.0-1 Description : The Open Source build of Visual Studio Code (vscode) editor Architecture : x86_64 URL : https://github.com/microsoft/vscode Licenses : MIT Groups : None Provides : vscode Depends On : electron13 libsecret libx11 libxkbfile ripgrep Optional Deps : bash-completion: Bash completions zsh-completions: ZSH completitons x11-ssh-askpass: SSH authentication Conflicts With : None Replaces : None Download Size : 13.56 MiB Installed Size : 90.98 MiB Packager : Filipe Laínss <lains@archlinux.org> Build Date : Sun 10 Oct 2021 06:13:44 PM UT
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

Now you can write code on VS Code while using Arch, by the way.

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