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 a powerful and feature-rich text editor designed to satisfy the needs of 21st century text editors. It is built on Electron and highly customizable. It has a built-in package manager, embedded Git control, smart autocompletion, syntax highlighting and multiple panes. Under the hood Atom is a desktop application built on Electron using HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Node.js.

Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Atom is based on Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell), a framework that enables cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js. It is written in CoffeeScript and Less. It can also be used as an integrated development environment (IDE).

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 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 these following apt commands in the terminal:

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

Now we add webupd8team repository to your Linux Mint System:

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

Step 3. Accessing Atom Text Editor.

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

Congratulation’s! 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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