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How to open VS code with a particular path expanded?
When you do:
cd /some/path code .
VS Code opens with that location shown in the "Explorer" sidebar. However, the state of the file tree and the currently open files will be the same as what was remembered from the last session.
Let's say that last time I was editing
/some/path/foo/bar/baz and closed VS Code. I'm done with
/some/path/foo/bar/baz. Now I want to edit
/some/path/completely/different/path. When I open VS Code in
/some/path (particularly there, because it happens to be a Git repo) I must tediously close the old open files, collapse all file tree nodes, open the new ones, and start editing. I figured out how to set the open editors, but the explorer is still set to the last state. It does expand to the file that I open, but does not collapse other folders.
Is there a way to use the
code CLI to start VS Code with only specified folders expanded?
It's okay if the command is complicated, I can wrap it in a script.