How to Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 16.04 / Linux Mint 18 / CentOS 7 / RHEL 7
Some of the unique features of Atom are listed below
- Support Cross Platform Editing – Atom is platform independent so we can use it on MacOS, Windows and Linux
- Smart Autocompletion – It helps us to develop the code faster with smart and flexible autocomplete feature
- Built-in Package Manager – We can install new package and can create our own packages with in the Atom
- File system Browser – From atom window we can easily browse a file, project or multiple projects.
- Find and Replace – Atom supports easy way to find, preview and replace text in a file or across all your projects.
- Support Multiple Panes – We can easily split atom interface into multiple panes to compare and to edit code across the files.
Installation steps of Atom text editor on Ubuntu 16.04 / Ubuntu 17.04 / Linux Mint 18
Atom debian package is not available in the default Ubuntu and Linux Mint repositories. So we will download its debian (64bit) package from its official site. Open the terminal and use following wget command
linuxtechi@ubunturocks:~$ wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.18.0/atom-amd64.deb
Use the beneath commands to install downloaded debian package along with its required dependencies
linuxtechi@ubunturocks:~$ sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb linuxtechi@ubunturocks:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
Alternate Way to Install Atom on Ubuntu and Linux Mint
We can also easily install atom text editor using snap using utility, steps are shown below:
linuxtechi@ubunturocks:~$ sudo apt install snapd linuxtechi@ubunturocks:~$ sudo snap install atom --classic
Access the Atom Now
Click on Atom icon
Installation Steps of Atom Text Editor on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7
Atom rpm package is not available in the default CentOS and RHEL repositories. So we will download its RPM package from its official package.
Open the terminal and run the following command one after the another.
[root@centos7 ~]# yum install wget git -y [root@centos7 ~]# wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.18.0/atom.x86_64.rpm [root@centos7 ~]# yum localinstall atom.x86_64.rpm -y
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