How To Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Atom Text Editor on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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.

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.

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 Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.

Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install snap

Step 2. Installing Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 20.04.

The installation of Atom Text Editor on the Ubuntu system is a rather simple process. From your terminal window execute the following snap command:

sudo snap install atom --classic

Now that Atom is installed on your Ubuntu system you can launch it either from the command line by typing atom or by clicking on the Atom icon (Activities -> Atom).

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Atom. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Atom Text Editor in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Atom Text Editor website.

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