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Sathish
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A shell script to update VS Code on Linux

I'm not quite sure about Mac users but updating VS Code in Ubuntu manually is always a pain and consumes some of my valuable time which I can use it for other things. Thus I wrote a shell script to update my VS Code just by executing it. [./😉.sh]

Find the script in this GitHubGist.

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Saurabh Sharma

On Windows 10 and Macs, it updates automatically.

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Saurabh Sharma

Even in this release the update time was far less than what it used to be.

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Sathish Author

On Linux, it'll take me to the download page. 😛

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Saurabh Sharma

Actually it says, restart to update.

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Sathish Author

Restart what?

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Saurabh Sharma

the editor.

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Sathish Author

Oops! I never noticed it. 😐

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Ishidres

I've created an improved script for the .tar-gz version, in case anyone is interested:
gist.github.com/Ishidres/b6133873d...

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Abhinav Kumar • Edited

If you installed it on Debian/Ubuntu-based systems using .deb file it will add the official Microsoft repository to your system's APT sources.

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Itachi Uchiha

I think the title should be " A shell script to update VS Code on Ubuntu Linux".

I opened an issue about inline update on Linux distros.

github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues...

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Sathish Author

I'm not sure about other Linux distros too.

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Brian Ting

If I'm not wrong I just added the ppa and the VS Code updates automatically every time I fire up the update manager.

Using Linux Mint.