Package Details: visual-studio-code-bin 1.19.2-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: visual-studio-code-bin
Description: Visual Studio Code: Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications (official binary version)
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Licenses: custom: commercial
Conflicts: visual-studio-code
Provides: vscode,visualstudiocode,visual-studio-code
Replaces: visual-studio-code
Submitter: dcelasun
Maintainer: dcelasun
Last Packager: dcelasun
Votes: 556
Popularity: 41.458165
First Submitted: 2017-12-18 19:14
Last Updated: 2018-01-10 18:41

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dcelasun commented on 2017-11-15 06:20

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Latest Comments

dcelasun commented on 2018-01-16 15:06

@pr0xity: You shouldn't use --force without really making sure you need it. What was the conflict? Did you install another package that provides /usr/bin/code?

pr0xity commented on 2018-01-16 09:56

Is this package broke? suddenly I cant open vscode and the file /urs/bin/code and /usr/share/applicationc/visual-studio-code.desktop is empty.

EDIT: Needed to run the install with --force all good now :)

mardiros commented on 2018-01-08 17:20

I've copy the desktop file to fix the display of the icon in ALT-TAB, and Application icon in the menu bar of Gnome 3

sudo cp /usr/share/applications/visual-studio-code.desktop /usr/share/applications/code.desktop

Otherwise the /usr/share/icons/gnome/256x256/mimetypes/binary.png is used...

cabbage commented on 2018-01-01 10:48

Quick fix here for anyone who is experiencing vscode opening all file path, which is quite annoying. If nautilus is your file manager, just run

xdg-mime default org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop inode/directory

dcelasun commented on 2017-12-22 13:41

If you are suddenly seeing all "open folder" actions in other apps use vscode as your file manager, this is due to the new inode/directory mimetype in the desktop file. On some DEs, it apparently becomes the default the handler (see here for details). To fix it, create or edit /etc/xdg/mimeapps.list and add the following, replacing Nautilus with your preferred file manager:

[Default Applications]

dcelasun commented on 2017-12-22 08:24

@AveryFreeman: Seems to work fine for me.

AveryFreeman commented on 2017-12-22 07:30

I can't seem to get SCM to work with Git, it says there is no Software Control Manager installed. Git is installed on my system. I tried adding "/usr/bin" to git.path in settings, didn't seem to work. Is anyone else having this issue?

Dj_Krip commented on 2017-12-20 11:36

Please update .desktop file in package. Microsoft provided their .desktop file for vscode

MimeType=text/plain;inode/directory; is missing in current version of package.

% cat /usr/share/applications/visual-studio-code.desktop             
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/opt/visual-studio-code/code %f
Name=Visual Studio Code
Comment=Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications

dcelasun commented on 2017-12-18 19:38

@Alad: I've replied to the deletion request on list.

Alad commented on 2017-12-18 19:04

"Breaking people's updates" is not a valid reason to go against the AUR's packaging guidelines. Please submit a -bin version for this one to be merged to.

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