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Cross platform and extensible code editor. More information:

  • Start Visual Studio Code:


  • Open specific files/directories:

code {{path/to/file_or_directory1 path/to/file_or_directory2 ...}}

  • Compare two specific files:

code --diff {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}

  • Open specific files/directories in a new window:

code --new-window {{path/to/file_or_directory1 path/to/file_or_directory2 ...}}

  • Install/uninstall a specific extension:

code --{{install|uninstall}}-extension {{publisher.extension}}

  • Print installed extensions:

code --list-extensions

  • Print installed extensions with their versions:

code --list-extensions --show-versions

  • Start the editor as a superuser (root) while storing user data in a specific directory:

sudo code --user-data-dir {{path/to/directory}}