This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Visual Studio Code on macOS using Homebrew. Visual Studio Code is a code editor redefined and optimised for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications. Visual Studio Code is free.
What is Visual Studio Code?
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install Visual Studio Code on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install --cask visual-studio-code
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Visual Studio Code on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula. $ brew tap homebrew/cask # Tap the Homebrew/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS. $ brew search visual-studio-code # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match. $ brew info --cask visual-studio-code # Displays information about the given Cask $ brew install --cask visual-studio-code # Install the given cask. $ brew cleanup # For all installed or specific formulae, remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Visual Studio Code on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.