If you are using WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux 2) then you might be wondering why you can't use the bash or zsh terminal inside of VSCode.
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how you can.
To use your WSL2 terminal inside of VSCode you will need to follow a couple of simple steps.
- 1. Install the Remote WSL extension in VSCode.
- 2. Navigate to the directory you want to open as a workspace in your Windows terminal.
- 3. Make sure you have permissions by entering this code
sudo chown -R user /pathotherwise you might have a problem with
code .not working (that comes next).
- 4. Type
code .into the terminal and hit enter
Note: User is your WSL2 username and the path is the directory you should now be in.
That's it. Now you should be running VSCode in the specified workspace with full-permissions and you can use your bash or zsh terminal as normal.