How To Install Atom Text Editor on Linux Mint 19

Install Atom Text Editor on Linux Mint 19

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Atom Text Editor on Linux Mint 19. 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 of Atom Text Editor on a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.

Install Atom Text Editor on Linux Mint 19

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing Atom Text Editor on Linux Mint 19.

Now we add the webupd8team repository to your Linux Mint System:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom

Next, install the Atom Editor by using the following apt command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install atom

Step 3. Accessing Atom Text Editor.

You can start the Atom from the command line or by searching on your Desktop start menu:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Atom Text Editor. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Atom Editor in Linux Mint 19 Tricia systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Atom Text Editor website.

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