It’s very simple to change the default command line of Visual Studio Code to the new Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. You just have to modify one line in your vscode user settings file. You can open your settings file with File -> Preferences -> User Settings.

Open User Settings Animated

All your settings are in a JSON file and vscode will open your settings in a split screen. On the left side are the default settings and on the right side you can overwrite specific variables of your settings file.

User Settings Bash

On the right side you have to overwrite the “” variable with the new value “C:\\Windows\\sysnative\\bash.exe”.

// Place your settings in this file to overwrite the default settings
    "": "C:\\Windows\\sysnative\\bash.exe"

Now you can toggle your new bash with the following shortcut Strg + ö (German) or with Strg + . (English)

Bash in Visual Studio Code

Happy bashing!