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.
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.
wget -qO - https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/atomeditor-keyring.gpg
wget -qO - https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey | sudo apt-key add -
Then, add the Atom editor repository to your 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
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ 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.