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 and 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 extended 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 the step-by-step installation of Atom Text Editor on the Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Atom.
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 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
Step 3. Accessing Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu.
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.