How To Install Atom Text Editor on CentOS 8

Install Atom Text Editor on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Atom Text Editor on your CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Atom is an open-source text editor that is modern developed by GitHub. Atom is built using HTML, CSS, JS, and other web technologies. It supports more than 35+ programming languages by default.

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 Atom Text Editor on CentOS 8.

Install Atom Text Editor on CentOS 8

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

sudo clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Atom Text Editor on CentOS 8.

Atom rpm package is not available in the default CentOS and RHEL repositories. So we will download its RPM package from its official package:

wget -O atom.x86_64.rpm

Once the file is downloaded, install the Atom Editor package using the following command:

sudo dnf localinstall atom.x86_64.rpm

Step 3. Launch Atom Text Editor.

Now that the installation is done, you can start Atom by searching for it Unity Dash. If the app icon doesn’t show up, try logging out and logging back in.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Atom. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Atom Text Editor in CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Atom Text Editor website.

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