Visual Studio Code Remote - SSH
The Remote - SSH extension lets you use any remote machine with a SSH server as your development environment. This can greatly simplify development and troubleshooting in a wide variety of situations. You can:
No source code needs to be on your local machine to gain these benefits since the extension runs commands and other extensions directly on the remote machine. You can open any folder on the remote machine and work with it just as you would if the folder were on your own machine. For now, the remote host must be running an x86_64 Linux-based OS. But the client can be any machine that supports VS Code today.
Another way to learn what you can do with the extension is to browse the commands it provides, but note that you'll need to set up key based authentication for any server you plan to use. If you are new to SSH or are running into trouble, see here for additional information on setting this up.
You can also click on the Remote "Quick Access" status bar item in the lower left corner to get a list of the most common commands.
For more information, please see the extension documentation.
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Visual Studio Code Remote - SSH and related extensions collect telemetry data to help us build a better experience working remotely from VS Code. We only collect data on which commands are executed. We do not collect any information about image names, paths, etc. The extension respects the