How To Install Atom Text Editor on AlmaLinux 8

Install Atom Text Editor on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Atom Text Editor on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Atom is a free, cross-platform, and open-source graphical software that has been designed for programmer’s editor application that helps the developer to write code without too much hassle. The Atom text editor supports almost all operating distributions such as Linux, Windows, and macOS.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Atom Text Editor on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, and Rocky Linux 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Atom Text Editor on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Atom Text Editor on AlmaLinux 8.

By default, Atom is available on the AlmaLinux 8 base repository. Now we run the following command to download the latest version of Atom to your system:


After completing the download process, run the following command below to install it:

sudo dnf localinstall atom.x86_64.rpm

Step 3. Accessing Atom Text Editor on AlmaLinux.

Once successfully installed, open the Flameshot on your system by using the application search bar. Click on the ‘Activities’ and then type ‘Atom’ in the application search box or type the command ‘atom‘ in the command prompt.

Install Atom Text Editor on AlmaLinux 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Atom. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Atom Text Editor on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Atom website.

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