Open Projects in VS Code from the Terminal
Greetings, friends! Many developers like working from the terminal and opening up projects from there. We can use the special
code command to open directories or files in VS Code from the terminal! Before we can use this command, however, we need to add it to our computer's
In VS Code, open the Command Palette using
Command + Shift + P (on Macs) or
Ctrl + Shift + P (on Windows). Then, search for
shell command. Select the option that says
Install 'code' command in PATH. This will now enable the
code command in the terminal. Whenever I get a new machine, I usually forget to do this step and wonder why my
code command isn't working 😅.
Now, we can go to our terminal and run the following command to open the current directory in VS Code.
If you want to open a directory, then you can specify the path to that directory.
We can also open up single files in VS Code.
code command is a simple quality of life improvement. Instead of opening VS Code and then searching for a directory or file, we can just open up VS Code from the terminal!