In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Atom Text Editor on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Atom is an open-source text editor created by GitHub, quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for developers. It supports many cross-platforms such as macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. With Atom we can have everything that advanced text editor gives us, syntax autocompletion, syntax highlighting for many languages, Git integration, theme support, debugging, and a lot of plugins that even increase its functionality.
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 a Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 or Debian 11.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
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 Debian 11 Bullseye
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install apt-transport-https wget gnupg software-properties-common
Step 2. Installing Atom Text Editor on Debian 11.
Atom package and its dependencies are not available in the default Debian 11 package repository. To install Atom, you must add the source repository and the GPG key to verify the packages:
wget https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey -O atom_gpgkey gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring ./atom_signing_key_temp.gpg --import ./atom_gpgkey gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring ./atom_signing_key_temp.gpg --export > ./atom_signing_key.gpg sudo mv atom_signing_key.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/
Next, import the source repository to your apt package manager sources list:
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list
After that, run below
apt command to install Atom text editor:
sudo apt update sudo apt install atom
Verify Atom version:
Step 3. Accessing Atom Text Editor on Debian 11.
Once successfully installed, you can launch it with the
atom in the terminal or by going to Activities -> search for Atom.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Atom. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Atom Text Editor on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Atom website.