How to Install Atom Editor in Ubuntu Linux.

A Hackable text editor for the 21st Century!

Atom is an open source text editor for all your text needs. But its mostly used and suited for programming and development (coding). A very functional and feature-rich text editor is an invaluable component of a developer toolbox.

atom welcome page fossnaija

Atom is open-source (if you have the skills you can help improve it on github) and free of charge, you can just download, install and get right to work immediately.

FEATURES

  • Cross-platform: It is available for Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating system.
  • Aesthetics: atom is beautiful by it self, but you can modify the look and feel to your personal taste or preference using different openly available themes.
  • Speed: atom is relatively fast being a light-weight application built on JavaScript. It can also make you type fast with built-in intelligent auto-complete feature.
  • Extensible: you can extend the features of atom with thousands of freely available packages to add additional functionalities.
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In this post we’re going to see how to install this popular and modern text-editor in Ubuntu Linux.

METHOD 1: Using PPA:

Add the PPA to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom

Update the system package list:

sudo apt update

And you can now install atom:

sudo apt install atom

METHOD 2: – Download the Atom package.

Download the atom installation package from their website.

atom download page fossnaija

Use dpkg Command:

sudo dpkg -i /path/to/atom.deb

Then install;

sudo apt-get install -f

Or you can open t he package with Ubuntu software center

To remove atom from your system, use the command:

sudo apt-remove --purge atom

Happy Linux’NG!

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