How to Install Atom on Ubuntu 18.04?, How to Install Atom on Linux Mint 19?. This guide will provide you with the steps to install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19. Atom is a powerful and feature-rich text editor designed to satisfy the needs of 21st century text editors. It is built on Electron and highly customizable.

Features of Atom text editor

  • Cross-platform editing: Runs on Windows, Linux and macOS
  • Has built-in package manager: Easily search and install packages to extend Atom features.
  • Smart autocompletion: Faster code writing and editing with the help of a smart and flexible autocomplete.
  • File system browser: Easily browse and open a single file, a whole project, or multiple projects in one window.
  • Highly Customizable: Tweak the look and feel of your UI with CSS/Less, and add major features with HTML and JavaScript.
  • Provides Multiple panes: Split your Atom interface into multiple panes to compare and edit code across files

Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19

There are two ways you can install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19.

  • Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19 from APT repository
  • Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19 using Snap

We will look at these two methods of installing Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19.

Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19 from Apt repository

To install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19 using this method, first add Atom official package repository to your system by running the following command.

sudo apt-get -y install wget
wget -qO - https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list'

Then update apt index and install Atom text editor on your Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19 desktop.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install atom

Wait for the installation to finish then start Atom from your Desktop Launcher.

If you’re interested in Beta version of Atom, install it with:

sudo apt-get install atom-beta

Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19 using Snap

Ensure you have snapd installed.

sudo apt-get install snapd

Install Atom by running the command:

$ sudo snap install atom --classic
atom 1.34.0 from 'snapcrafters' installed

You can start Atom from the command line or by searching on your Desktop start menu.

$ atom

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  • How to Install Atom on Linux Mint 19
  • How to Install Atom on Ubuntu 18.04