Bash in Gitpod

Bash is the default shell for Gitpod. However, if you’re developing a Bash script yourself, you may want to configure additional language support.

Example Repositories

Here are a few Bash example projects that are already automated with Gitpod:

Repository Description Try It
inlets/inlets Reverse proxy and service tunnel Open in Gitpod

VS Code Extensions


ShellCheck provides linting for common mistakes in your shell script.

To use ShellCheck in Gitpod, first, we must install the shellcheck tool. Here is a simple Dockerfile to get you started:

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FROM gitpod/workspace-full

USER gitpod

RUN brew install shellcheck

You should also install the shellcheck VS Code extension in Gitpod, by adding a .gitpod.yml configuration file to your repository that looks like this (notice the vscode extensions section):

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    file: .gitpod.Dockerfile

        - timonwong.shellcheck@0.9.0:hsU/Rd39aqPYowTqL+DbXg==

Not sure about ShellCheck? Try it in Gitpod!


Bash IDE

A Bash IDE demonstration

Just to name a few things Bash IDE adds: Code completion, hovers, and diagnostic reporting.

To install Bash IDE to your repository add the following to your .gitpod.Dockerfile

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RUN npm i -g bash-language-server

Also the following in your .gitpod.yml

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        - mads-hartmann.bash-ide-vscode@1.4.0:/qx+rdXE/fGTGWhelNf3aQ==

Not sure about Bash IDE? Try it in Gitpod

Open in Gitpod

Further Reading

Known issues

The shellcheck program was not found

It has been reported that shellcheck extension fails to detect shellcheck from homebrew which results in: shellcheck notification

To resolve this you need to set "shellcheck.executablePath": "/home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew/bin/shellcheck", (or to path that point to shellcheck on your system), See

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