How To Open A File In Visual Studio Code From A Command Prompt
Being productive as a developer comes in many forms. One such form being the ability to navigate the command line just as proficiently as you can a full blown GUI.
Often I find myself at a command line gearing up to run a number of processes...
npm install <package> bower install <package> gulp dotnet restore vagrant up
All of which have a corresponding script or config file(s) associated with it. Meaning, these commands are run more often than not in the same directory as the script resides.
When a script bombs, what do you do?
It pains me to watch a counterpart of my mind navigate to a directory, run a command, watch the command fail and open an editor to then again navigate to that script before opening it up in said editor. A process that usually takes over a minute.
The idea of opening files directly from a command-line is nothing new. We all should be familiar with the following.
Luckily for those of use who have taken a liking to Visual Studio Code for quick edits, the same extremely efficient command is available. Use it and use it often!
code . some-config-file.json
Be sure to let us know how you gain more productivity through the command line in the comments below.