How To Install Atom Editor On Debian 11 / Debian 10


Atom is an open-source text editor created by GitHub, quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for developers. It is available for Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems.

Its modern interface and extensive plugin ecosystem make it an excellent choice for developers of all skill levels. Whether you’re building websites, games, or mobile apps, Atom makes it easy to structure your code just how you like it.

It supports more than 35+ programming languages by default, and you can extend its functionality by installing plugins and look by installing themes.

Here, we will see how to install Atom editor on Debian 11 / Debian 10.

Add Atom Editor Repository

The Atom editor is available from its official package repository for the Debian operating system. So, we must add the Atom repository to the system.

First, download and add the Atom editor signing key to your system with the below commands.

Debian 11

wget -qO - | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/atomeditor-keyring.gpg

Debian 10

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Then, add the Atom editor repository to your system.

Debian 11

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

Debian 10

echo "deb [arch=amd64] any main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list

Install Atom Editor on Debian

After adding the repository to your system, update the repository index.

sudo apt update

Now, install Atom Editor with the below command.

sudo apt install -y atom

You can also install the Atom editor beta version with sudo apt install -y atom-beta command.

Launch Atom Editor

After the successful installation of the Atom editor, you can launch it with the atom in the terminal or by going to Activities » search for Atom.


As soon as you launch Atom editor for the first time, you will get the Welcome guide page with few options to get to know about Atom.

Atom Editor Running on Debian
Atom Editor Running on Debian


That’s All. I hope you have successfully installed Atom editor on Debian 11 / Debian 10.

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