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How to use zsh in VS Code for Mac

nyanev profile image Nikolay Yanev ・1 min read

Today I will show you how to use .zsh in VS Code terminal.

First of all, you need to install .zsh. Follow the instructions here:

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Prerequisites

  • A Unix-like operating system: macOS, Linux, BSD. On Windows: WSL2 is…

Then open the settings pane of VS Code and find this property: "terminal.integrated.shell.osx". Tap on the edit button and set the value to "zsh"

Now you have zsh in your VS Code

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Sergiu Marsavela

JFYI, VS Code detected automatically my ZSH. I guess it does if you install VS Code after you have ZSH enabled for your user? Idk

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Nikolay Yanev Author

I've had installed ZSH before VS Code but it didn't work for some reason.

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Joe Hobot

I know this is bit older comment, but yeah zsh came plugged into vsc when I installed it today.

Just need to figure out how to use something like

vsc or code openthisfile.yaml

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rufreakde

Seems like VS Code still uses the bash console for debugging. Since I installed zsh and only configured node and npm there I cant debug with the normal bash.

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Philip Damra

Thanks, I'd had ZSH working since it is the default on my system, but I just had an update and it stopped.

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