Is there a spell checker for VS Code for bash scripts? I've tried Code Spell Checker, but it doesn't work (even after relaunch of Visual Studio Code):

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Or any ideas how to make Code Spell Checker work on bash scripts?

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This extension does work, but it comes with shell script spell checking disabled. Here's how to enable it:

The ctrl+shift+p menu

Click on USER

The header that contains User and File

Scroll down to the languages and click on "shellscript" to change it to a check mark.

shellscript with a disabled icon

shellscript with a check mark (enabled)

Spell check should work now and you can see it work on the bottom right of your VS Code editor:

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