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How to Install VSCodium on Ubuntu 20.04 22.04 | LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VSCodium on Ubuntu systems.

VSCodium is a community-driven, freely-licensed binary distribution of Microsoft’s editor VS Code. VScode source code is open source (MIT-licensed), but the product available for download (Visual Studio Code) is licensed under this not-FLOSS license and contains telemetry/tracking.

So, Visual Studio Code, also commonly referred to as VS Code, is a source-code editor made by Microsoft with the Electron Framework, for Windows, Linux and macOS. Features include support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git. Users can change the theme, keyboard shortcuts, preferences, and install extensions that add additional functionality.

Install VSCodium on Ubuntu-APT method

Follow the steps below to get started with VSCodium :

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • VSCodium package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it via importing VSCodium repo as follows:

Then, import the GPG key for this repo:

curl https://gitlab.com/paulcarroty/vscodium-deb-rpm-repo/raw/master/pub.gpg | gpg --dearmor \
     | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/vscodium.gpg >/dev/null

Then import the repository:

echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/vscodium.gpg] \
https://download.vscodium.com/debs vscodium main" \
    | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscodium.list
  • So, run the command below to reflect on the new repository:
sudo apt update -y
  • Then install VSCodium as shown below:
sudo apt install codium -y

Install VSCodium on Ubuntu- Snap method

Follow the steps below to get started with VSCodium:

  • After that, update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • Also, you can install VSCodium with snapd manager:

Snap is a software packaging and deployment system developed by Canonical for operating systems that use the Linux kernel. The packages, called snaps, and the tool for using them, snapd, work across a range of Linux distributions and allow upstream software developers to distribute their applications directly to users. Snaps are self-contained applications running in a sandbox with mediated access to the host system.

So, Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

  • Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions, So install snap then install VSCodium via snap manager as shown below
sudo apt update -y
sudo apt install snapd -y
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
sudo snap install core
sudo snap install codium --classic

Access VSCodium

  • You can search on the system search bar by typing VSCodium as follows
  • Alternatively, snap users can open it with:
sudo snap run codium
  • VSCodium will be launched as shown below

How to Remove (Uninstall) VSCodium

  • Remove VSCodium APT Method
sudo apt autoremove codium --purge -y
  • Remove VSCodium with Snap Remove Method:
sudo snap remove --purge codium

Install VSCodium -Conclusion

That’s it

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