I have been using Vim text editor for many years on all of my devices. But recently I started learning Web Development and felt the need for an easy to use text editor on which I can directly open my projects by using drag and drop functionality and start working without touching any configuration.
“Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies.”
For a successful installation, type/ paste following commands in your favorite terminal application.
1. Perform system update:
sudo pacman -Syu
sudo dnf update
following command just sync’s portage tree.
sudo zypper ref
sudo zypper up
sudo eopkg up
Ubuntu/ Debian based systems:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
In this tutorial, we will be installing atom using snap.
2. Install atom using snap:
sudo snap install atom –classic
After successful installation, you can launch the editor from your favorite application menu by searching for ‘atom’ or using shortcut keys
When a new version is out, you can update it by using the following command:
sudo snap refresh atom
I hope this tutorial has helped you install Atom text editor on your Linux Box. If you have any doubts, find any grammatical errors, or want to request any tutorial, feel free to make use of comments section. Thanks for reading!