- Bart Stefanski
I wanted to utilize the code . command in the terminal to directly open VSCode in my desired directory. To achieve this, I navigated to the VSCode Command Palette and chose
>Shell Command: Install 'code' command in PATH.
However, I encountered an error message stating "permissions denied" and that administrator access was required for this action.
After some searching, I discovered several solutions to run VSCode as an administrator. The following command was the only one that worked for me:
$ sudo /Applications/Visual\ Studio\ Code.app/Contents/MacOS/Electron; exit
Upon executing this command, VSCode should open, allowing you to select the
>Shell Command: Install 'code' command in PATH option.