Task user input

Custom tasks in VS Code can prompt a user for input. This input is then inserted into the task execution script.

To start, in the task section of the tasks.json, use a ${input:myInput} variable. Then define a new input called myInput in the inputs section of the tasks.json.

For example:

    "version": "2.0.0",
    "tasks": [
            "label": "double",
            "type": "shell",
            "command": "echo ${input:myInput} ${input:myInput}",
            "problemMatcher": []
    "inputs": [
            "id": "myInput",
            "description": "What should I double?",
            "type": "promptString"

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