The Remote - SSH extension makes opening and working with remote directories just as natural and fully-featured in Visual Studio Code as working with local directories. Once you set it up and have a remote directory open, you can browse the directory tree, open any files, find-replace and lookup definitions across all the files.
This is in contrast to the Remote VSCode extension which made it easy to open individual files residing on a remote computer using SSH, but was not ideal for larger-scale work like working on a project or directory of files.
To use this:
+to add a new remote directory by providing the
ssh joe@remote123command and then the path on the remote computer. VSCode will prompt you for the password on the remote computer.
You will notice that VSCode asks for the remote password every time you open the remote directory or reopen VSCode. To avoid this, we need to understand how VSCode uses ssh and then provide the ssh client with an identity file as follows:
C:\Windows\System32\OpenSSH\ssh.exefor its SSH operations.
Host 10.110.22.22 HostName 10.110.22.22 User joe
.pubkey with the remote computer.
id_ed25519.pub) generated by the above step to the
%USERPROFILE%\.sshdirectory. (Actually, the public key file is not really needed, since we have already shared it to the remote computer in the earlier step.)
Host 10.110.22.22 HostName 10.110.22.22 User joe IdentityFile ~\.ssh\id_ed25519
Note how the OpenSSH Windows client can understand the Unix
~ to map to
%USERPROFILE, but needs Windows forward slashes (not the Unix back slashes) in the path.
After this setup, you should be able to connect to the remote host and open directories on it just like they were on the local computer.
Tried with: Visual Studio Code 1.47 and Windows 10