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 and 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 the step-by-step installation of Atom Text Editor on CentOS 8.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8 or RHEL-based.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Atom Text Editor.
  • A non-root sudo useror 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 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.

The 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 https://atom.io/download/rpm -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 on CentOS Linux.

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

Install Atom Text Editor on CentOS 8

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 check the official Atom Text Editor website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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