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How To Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Atom Editor on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, The Atom text editor is a free and open-source source code text editor that is available on many cross-platforms such as macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. It supports more than 35+ programming languages by default, and you can extend its functionality by installing plugins and look by installing themes.

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 the Atom free and open-source source code text editor on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 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).
  • 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

Step 2. Installing Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install Atom Text Editor from the official repositories.

By default, the Atom is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Atom repository to your Ubuntu system:

echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/atomeditor-keyring.gpg] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list

Next, import the GPG key:

wget -qO - https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/atomeditor-keyring.gpg

After the repository is enabled, now install the latest version of Atom using the below command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install atom

Confirm the installation and version build with the following command:

atom --version
  • Install Atom Text Editor using Snap.

If Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd

To install Atom, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install atom --classic

Step 3. Accessing Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Atom Editor or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:


Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Atom. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Atom open-source text and source code editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Atom website.

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