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How to Integrate Git Bash with Visual Studio Code?

Last Updated : 20 May, 2024
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prerequisitesGit Bash is an application that provides Git command line experience on the Operating System. It is a command-line shell for enabling git with the command line in the system. VSCode is a Text editor that provides support for development operations and version control systems. It provides tools for a user to build hassle-free codes. One should have an adequate understanding of these as they serve as prerequisites. To download and install prior downloaded and install Git Bash while VSCode from its official website.

Why Integrate Git Bash with Visual Studio Code?

  1. Seamless Version Control: Access Git commands directly within your editor.
  2. Enhanced Productivity: Utilize the powerful features of Git Bash while coding in VS Code.
  3. Unified Environment: Avoid switching between different applications and streamline your workflow.

Steps to Integrate Git Bash with Visual Studio Code

Step 1: Open Terminal in VScode by using the shortcut key Ctrl+~. Here you will see that currently, it has PowerShell and we have to add bash to it.

Step 2: Then, you have to open settings by File->Preferences->Settings or by pressing Ctrl+, . You have to click on the Open Settings(JSON) icon as shown in the image below:

Step 3: On clicking, you will see the settings page. You have to add the below properties at the last of all settings as shown in the image below:

"terminal.integrated.profiles.windows":{"Git Bash":{"path":"C:\\Program Files\\Git\\bin\\bash.exe"},  },
"terminal.integrated.defaultProfile.windows": "Git Bash"

Step 4: And that’s all when you will reopen VS Code then you will see that Git Bash has been integrated. Now you can run Git Bash commands directly in VS Code.

Benefits of Using Git Bash in VS Code

  1. Consistent Command Line Experience: Git Bash provides a familiar Unix-like command line experience for Windows users.
  2. Advanced Git Features: Access advanced Git features and scripts directly within your code editor.
  3. Improved Workflow: Simplify complex workflows by using Git Bash commands alongside VS Code features like debugging and extensions.

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