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             :
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 Laíns <>
Build Date      : Sun 10 Oct 2021 06:13:44 PM UTCode language: JavaScript (javascript)

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

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Darryl Dias

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