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Powershell ISE alternative for Linux


Carl Burks

I switch back and forth between Linux and Windows a lot. At work Windows is the only available OS, but at home I have a choice, when I am not gaming I choose Linux. I've been using bash a while, but with Windows it is nice to have some of the features of Powershell. One feature is the Powershell ISE. It features autocomplete and lets you have a scratch pad to do your work in. If you are on Linux and already use Visual Studio Code for other purposes why not consider using the Integrated Terminal?

Ctrl-` Toggles the terminal on and off.

Additional commands available from Microsoft

This is one command you probably will want to bind:


File -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts

Edit your keybindings.json

// Place your key bindings in this file to overwrite the defaults
        "key": "ctrl+shift+r", "command":"workbench.action.terminal.runSelectedText", "when": "editorFocus"

When I press the Ctrl+Shift-R keyboard chord it runs in the terminal.