How to Open a Project Folder in Visual Studio Code via the Terminal

5 months ago

In this quick tip tutorial you’ll learn how to open your current project folder directory in Visual Studio Code, via your terminal/command line.

Visual Studio Code (VS Code) has a lot of practical keyboard shortcuts. This one is one of my favorites because it’s short, easy to remember, and I use it several times per day.

To open your current working directory in VS Code simply run the following command:

code .

And hit enter.

Here’s a quick video showing me doing it inside one of my project folders:

Writing code . inside the Mac terminal to open up a project folder inside Visual Studio Code

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