How to run Visual Studio Code from Zsh on Mac OSX

May 7, 2015

EDIT: You can just do this from Visual Studio Code now.

Using Visual Studio Code on your Mac, but can't call it from Zsh?

Using Terminal? Go here

Currently, there isn't an automatic method for doing this, but with a little code in your .zshrc file, you can configure it.

function code { if [[ $# = 0 ]] then open -a "Visual Studio Code" else local argPath="$1" [[ $1 = /* ]] && argPath="$1" || argPath="$PWD/${1#./}" open -a "Visual Studio Code" "$argPath" fi }

Then from Terminal you can type:

code -- opens Visual Studio Code
code . -- opens current directory in Visual Studio Code
code somefile -- opens somefile in Visual Studio Code