VS Code in Kali Linux

Just a little blog post on setting up one of my favorite code editors in Kali Linux.

Setting up Visual Studio Code on Kali Linux is actually quite simple. If you like to use a GUI code editor to rewrite some exploit code or make a quick Python script, follow the commands below and you are ready to start working with VS Code!

Download the Microsoft GPG key and convert it from OpenPGP ASCII armor format to GnuPG format


curl https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg

Move the file into your apt trusted keys directory: /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg


mv microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg

Add the Visual Studio Code Repository to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/


echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list

Update and install Visual Studio Code


apt update && apt install code

That’s it, good to go!

Don’t forget to install some Extensions for Python, Ruby or PHP, whatever is needed. Have fun using VS Code in Kali, or not. It’s totally up to you :)

VS Code Kali Linux

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