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linuxserver/code-server

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Code-server is VS Code running on a remote server, accessible through the browser.

  • Code on your Chromebook, tablet, and laptop with a consistent dev environment.

  • If you have a Windows or Mac workstation, more easily develop for Linux.

  • Take advantage of large cloud servers to speed up tests, compilations, downloads, and more.

  • Preserve battery life when you're on the go.

  • All intensive computation runs on your server.

  • You're no longer running excess instances of Chrome.

Supported Architectures

Our images support multiple architectures such as x86-64, arm64 and armhf. We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling linuxserver/code-server should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

Architecture

Tag

x86-64

amd64-latest

arm64

arm64v8-latest

armhf

arm32v7-latest

Version Tags

This image provides various versions that are available via tags. latest tag usually provides the latest stable version. Others are considered under development and caution must be exercised when using them.

Tag

Description

latest

Stable releases

development

Prereleases from their GitHub

Usage

Here are some example snippets to help you get started creating a container from this image.

docker

docker create \
--name=code-server \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e TZ=Europe/London \
-e PASSWORD=password `#optional` \
-e SUDO_PASSWORD=password `#optional` \
-e PROXY_DOMAIN=code-server.my.domain `#optional` \
-p 8443:8443 \
-v /path/to/appdata/config:/config \
--restart unless-stopped \
linuxserver/code-server

docker-compose

Compatible with docker-compose v2 schemas.

---
version: "2.1"
services:
code-server:
image: linuxserver/code-server
container_name: code-server
environment:
- PUID=1000
- PGID=1000
- TZ=Europe/London
- PASSWORD=password #optional
- SUDO_PASSWORD=password #optional
- PROXY_DOMAIN=code-server.my.domain #optional
volumes:
- /path/to/appdata/config:/config
ports:
- 8443:8443
restart: unless-stopped

Parameters

Docker images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Ports (-p)

Parameter

Function

8443

web gui

Environment Variables (-e)

Env

Function

PUID=1000

for UserID - see below for explanation

PGID=1000

for GroupID - see below for explanation

TZ=Europe/London

Specify a timezone to use EG Europe/London

PASSWORD=password

Optional web gui password, if not provided, there will be no auth.

SUDO_PASSWORD=password

If this optional variable is set, user will have sudo access in the code-server terminal with the specified password.

PROXY_DOMAIN=code-server.my.domain

If this optional variable is set, this domain will be proxied for subdomain proxying. See Documentation

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume

Function

/config

Contains all relevant configuration files.

Environment variables from files (Docker secrets)

You can set any environment variable from a file by using a special prepend FILE__.

As an example:

-e FILE__PASSWORD=/run/secrets/mysecretpassword

Will set the environment variable PASSWORD based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretpassword file.

Umask for running applications

For all of our images we provide the ability to override the default umask settings for services started within the containers using the optional -e UMASK=022 setting. Keep in mind umask is not chmod it subtracts from permissions based on it's value it does not add. Please read up here before asking for support.

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags), permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

$ id username
uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)

Application Setup

Access the webui at http://<your-ip>:8443. For github integration, drop your ssh key in to /config/.ssh. Then open a terminal from the top menu and set your github username and email via the following commands

git config --global user.name "username"
git config --global user.email "email address"

Docker Mods

Docker Mods

We publish various Docker Mods to enable additional functionality within the containers. The list of Mods available for this image (if any) can be accessed via the dynamic badge above.

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running:

    • docker exec -it code-server /bin/bash

  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:

    • docker logs -f code-server

  • Container version number

    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' code-server

  • Image version number

    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' linuxserver/code-server

Versions

  • 29.05.20: - Add --domain-proxy support.

  • 21.05.20: - Shrink images, install via yarn, fix arm32v7 build.

  • 18.05.20: - Switch to multi-arch images, install via npm.

  • 29.04.20: - Update start arguments.

  • 01.04.20: - Structural changes required for v3.

  • 17.01.20: - Fix artifact url retrieval from github.

  • 24.10.19: - Upgrade to v2 builds.

  • 28.09.19: - Update project logo.

  • 21.09.19: - Add development builds/tag.

  • 09.07.19: - Add optional sudo access.

  • 01.07.19: - Add nano.

  • 24.06.19: - Initial Release.