LinuxLinux MintTutorials

How To Install Atom Text Editor on Linux Mint 20

Install Atom Text Editor on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Atom Text Editor on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Atom is an open-source, cross-platform, feature-enriched text editor developed by GitHub. Atom has attractive features like cross-platform editing, a built-in package manager, smart auto-completion, a file-system browser, and many more. Apart from features, its beautiful sleek design makes it one of the best text editors for developers.

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 a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

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 20.

  • Install the Atom text editor from the Atom repository.

Now we add the Atom official repository to the source list:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] any main"

Once the Atom repository is added, run the following command below to install it:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install atom
  • Install the Atom text editor from Snap.

Now run the following commands to install Snap packages:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

To install Atom, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install atom --classic

Step 3. Accessing Atom Text Editor on Linux Mint.

Once successfully installed, you can start Atom from the command line or by searching on your Desktop start menu.


Atom Text Editor on Linux Mint

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Atom. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Atom Text Editor on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Atom website.

VPS Manage Service Offer
If you don’t have time to do all of this stuff, or if this is not your area of expertise, we offer a service to do “VPS Manage Service Offer”, starting from $10 (Paypal payment). Please contact us to get the best deal!


r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, 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.
Back to top button