Installing VScode on a PI

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VScode a text editor that comes highly recommended by millions of web developers, hence our task is to try to install it on this $35 computer with a few tweaks to have your web development environment ready. A point to note is that there exist very many text editors and selecting is largely dependent on user preference.

To install the correct GPG keys simply run the following command:

wget -O – | sudo apt-key add –

To install Visual Studio Code, you only need to run a straightforward command.

curl -L | sudo bash

Once done you should be able to find the visual studio code under the accessories menu called Code-OSS.

Due to a bug in the latest update, you get  a blank screen when you access vscode

This can be solved by downgrading VS code by running the following command.

sudo apt-get install code-oss=1.29.0-1539702286

Mark it “on hold” so it doesn’t upgrade to the latest version automatically using.

sudo apt-mark hold code-oss

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