The argument(s) to
open -a command can be Tab autocompleted, if you specify the path from the parent directory, e.g.
open -a /Applications.
Try running the following command-line to launch Visual Studio Code from Terminal:
open -a "Visual Studio Code"
To open a file named index.html with Visual Studio Code app using
open command, type:
open -a "Visual Studio Code" index.html
Please note you need to enclose the name of the app which contains spaces into double-quotes.
Additionally, quoting from the man page:
The open command opens a file (or a directory or URL), just as if you had double-clicked the file's icon. If no application name is specified, the default application as determined via LaunchServices is used to open the specified files.
The statement is referring to the case when you are attempting to open a file using the
open command. To launch an app, the syntax is simply
open command followed by space, followed by
-a flag, another space then the name of the app (enclosed in
" if the name contains spaces).
If you have not installed the app already, you should install it by copying the Visual Studio Code.app bundle into